Middlesbrough's promotion rivals Bournemouth sack manager Jason Tindall just days after Jonathan Woodgate joins Cherries coaching team

Middlesbrough’s promotion rivals Bournemouth have sacked manager Jason Tindall following a 2-1 home defeat by Sheffield Wednesday.
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The Cherries are sixth in the Championship table, two points ahead of Boro, but have now lost four consecutive matches.

Former Boro boss Jonathan Woodgate was appointed Bournemouth’s new first-team coach this week, replacing Graeme Jones, and it’s unclear who will take charge of Saturday’s game against Birmingham.

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Tindall was named Bournemouth’s new manager at the start of the season after working as the club’s assistant manager under Eddie Howe.

Jason Tindall.Jason Tindall.
Jason Tindall.

A club statement read: "AFC Bournemouth have today parted company with manager Jason Tindall.

“It is a decision which has not been taken lightly, given Jason’s outstanding commitment to the club as a player, assistant manager and manager.

“However, recent performances and results have fallen well below the board’s expectations.

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“We feel a change is needed now in order to give the club the best possible chance of achieving the goals that were clearly set out last summer.

“We would like to place on record our thanks to Jason for his services to AFC Bournemouth over the past 22 years.

“He is someone who is fondly thought of throughout the club, having played an important role in rescuing the club from its darkest days and taking it on the greatest journey it has ever had.

“Jason will always be welcome at Vitality Stadium and we would like to wish him every success for the future.”

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Boro will travel to the Vitality Stadium to face Bournemouth on April 2.

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