‘EPL clubs impatient’
BOURNEMOUTH boss Eddie Howe believes the revolving door policy many Premier League clubs have undertaken in search of instant success is detrimental to a club’s prospects of building for the future.
Howe prepares Bournemouth for Saturday’s league trip to Watford, one of seven topflight clubs to have had changed managers this season.
Javi Gracia replaced Marco Silva at Vicarage Road in January, while West Bromwich Albion, Stoke City, Southampton, Swansea City, Everton and Leicester have all chosen to appoint new managers in search of improved results.
“It tells you there is a big desire to change,” Howe said.
“If things aren’t going well, the days when people will show patience and give a manager time to turn it round have gone. There is an instant need to change and that is always seen as better.
“It doesn’t always work out that way, it’s about next week or next month, which I don’t necessarily think is good for the structure of a club in the long term. I think the best-run clubs have a plan beyond the immediate time.”
Having returned to Bournemouth in 2012, Howe is the second-longest serving manager in the top flight behind Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, who took charge in 1996. In his first season in charge, Howe guided the club to safety in League Two in 2008-09 and has since never failed to improve their position in the standings across two spells.
“I think if the people in charge of the club see that and they trust the people who are leading that, then why change?” – Reuters
MAINSTAY: Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe.