Next Bournemouth manager: Ex-Middlesbrough boss Jonathan Woodgate to take temporary charge for Birmingham City clash

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Former Middlesbrough boss Jonathan Woodgate will take temporary charge of Bournemouth for this weekend’s game against Birmingham – following the sacking of Jason Tindall.

Woodgate was appointed Bournemouth’s new first-team coach this week, replacing Graeme Jones who went to Newcastle, and was in the dugout for the Cherries’ 2-1 defeat by Sheffield Wednesday.

Bournemouth are sixth in the Championship table, two points ahead of Boro, but have lost their last four league games.

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When announcing Woodgate would take charge of the Birmingham match, a club statement read: “This decision has been taken while the club’s board of directors identify and conduct full and thorough due diligence on suitable external candidates ahead of an interview process, with the aim of confirming a new permanent manager as swiftly as possible.”

Jonathan Woodgate.Jonathan Woodgate.
Jonathan Woodgate.

John Terry is the early favourite to replace Tindall and is priced at 8/13 with bookmakers SkyBet, while former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is the second favourite at 4/1.

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