Ex-Middlesbrough boss Jonathan Woodgate posts classy message after Bournemouth exit

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Former Middlesbrough boss Jonathan Woodgate has confirmed his spell at Bournemouth has come to an end and thanked everyone connected with the club for their support.

Woodgate took caretaker charge of the Cherries in February following the sacking of Jason Tindall at the Vitality Stadium.

After a successful spell, Woodgate was appointed until the end of the season and led Bournemouth to the play-off semi-finals before they were beaten by Brentford over a two-legged tie.

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Several reports have claimed that Fulham boss Scott Parker is set to leave Craven Cottage to take the Bournemouth job.

Jonathan Woodgate has confirmed he will leave Bournemouth.Jonathan Woodgate has confirmed he will leave Bournemouth.
Jonathan Woodgate has confirmed he will leave Bournemouth.

Woodgate took to Instagram to share his thoughts and praise the people he worked with on the South coast.

The former defender posted: “My time at @officialafcb will come to an end this week, and I’d like to thank everyone connected with the club for making me so welcome during my short time there.

“It was a real experience for me personally and I can’t thank the staff who were absolutely incredible and the people of the town enough for the support they gave me.

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“I’d also like to thank the players for all their hard work. They were a great group to work with and it was gutting how the season ended for us all. They deserved better than how it ended at Brentford.

“Disappointment aside, I’ll look back on my time there as a privilege to work for such a special football club and I wish #AFCB every success for the future #UTC.”

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