Savi Has Gone

Last updated : 12 March 2009 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator
Here's part of the statement released on the Clubs Official Web Site, from Savi, relating to his departure:

My tenure at the club has certainly been tasking both on and off the field, however, the most rewarding achievement has been my appointment of Eddie Howe and Jason Tindall, and the immediate impact they have made on the team and around the town. Eddie and Jason have worked miracles with the squad and their just reward is clear for all to see. Both the management team and the players have simply been outstanding and prove they do possess the qualities and mental strength to overcome this most damning 17pt handicap, and are a credit to the Bournemouth shirt.

I have thoroughly enjoyed working with all the staff and I would like to thank them all for the hard work they have put in over the months. Clearly, since December, things have been increasingly more difficult as the financial cracks began to show. However, their attitudes and commitment to the cause has been professional and quite remarkable.

I have recently made my position and that of the club's financial affairs quite public in recent days, and in particular the events leading up to today that have influenced my decision. It is never an easy step to take, especially when you have been involved with the club so intensely, but when the unthinkable happens not just once but twice, you do start to wonder whether the club is cursed! The failure of the Baker business sale in October / November, followed by Adam Murry's failed effort to buy into the club in January of this year, has placed massive hurdles in front of the club, which it needs to get over. Contrary to what is being reported, I managed to maintain the debts at a controllable level in advance of securing new investment.

The fact that Savi sacked Eddie Howe when Sport-6 took over, then reappointed him shortly afterwards, with Murry appointing Howe in temporary charge of the squad just before New Year appears to have been missed from the full statement.