Murry Wants Eddie To Stay

Last updated : 11 January 2011 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator

Although initially sacked, but then appointed first team manager, Adam Murray wants Eddie Howe to remain at Dean Court, and put an end to the current speculation. Murray is quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo as saying: "It was overwhelming and you could feel the passion. People came to support Eddie and Jason and to try to reassure them that the whole town are behind them. Everybody knows what they have achieved and it is clear everybody wants them to stay. We saw it regularly last season during the promotion campaign but it was more evident on Saturday because people don’t want them to leave. The supporters have bonded with a young team and a young management duo and, rather than just coming to watch, people feel part of it. It is something which has developed over the past two years. There would be immense disappointment if they were to go. But they are highly regarded and sought after and we would have to respect their decision. We want them to stay but they have their careers and families to consider. From a personal point of view, I would like them to stay to help the club make history by winning promotion to the Championship. With the squad they have assembled and the camaraderie they have instilled, there is no reason why that cannot be achieved. When he was involved on a caretaker basis, I was spending time in the changing room and could see the lads were waiting for another person to come through the door. Even though they had immense respect for Eddie, they weren’t playing for him at that point. As soon as he was appointed permanently, that changed. The squad became united. I knew the lads would look up to him and I have never seen such dedication to a manager. They relate to him and he is wholeheartedly a part of the team. That’s why he has been so successful and long may it continue".