AFC Bournemouth have signed Dennis Rofe as first team coach to support Paul Groves along side Shaun Brooks (assistant), Neil Moss (keeper coach), Steve Hard (physio), Dave Gardener (therapist), Dan Hodges (sports scientist) and Garvan Stewart (performance analyst).
Speaking to BBC Radio Solent, Rofe is quoted as saying on the appointment: "I can't really explain how excited I am. I had turned down a few offers from clubs because I have done the 'living away from home' experience, which isn't easy for coaches. So I took this job at the Football League and I could have done it for the next 10 years. But all of a sudden Paul rang me up completely out of the blue. I've been to meet him a few times and it got my adrenaline flowing. I am really looking forward to the challenge, Portsmouth away, first game of the season. I'm like a kid with a new toy".