Cherries: Howe linked to vacant Clarets post

30 December 2010 07:00
CHAIRMAN Eddie Mitchell says he will do everything in his power to keep Eddie Howe and Jason Tindall at Dean Court.[LNB] Mitchell was speaking last night after Championship clubs Burnley and Preston parted company with their respective bosses, Brian Laws and Darren Ferguson.[LNB] And although Mitchell confirmed he had not received any approaches for Howe, the 33-year-old is understood to be one of the frontrunners to replace Laws.[LNB] Howe, who is six months into a three-year contract with Cherries, is still also believed to be on a short-list for the vacant manager's post at Sheffield United.[LNB] Mitchell told the Daily Echo: I'm sure they would be high on a few club's lists but they are contracted to us and I would be reluctant to see them go. I would wish them all the best in the future, but not the immediate future.[LNB] We've got the best management team in the division and one of the best squads. Having achieved so much in such a short space of time, I'm sure there are going to be clubs thinking Eddie and Jason could be the solution. But I don't think they would have any desire to leave at the moment. If they did and if the offer was too great, I would do everything to stand in their way.[LNB] Mitchell, however, is aware Cherries could be vulnerable to losing the most successful management duo in the lower leagues.[LNB] He added: People can slip in, offer the world and snap up the best ones and they are certainly in that catergory. Providing we were covered, if a Championship club came in and said they would pay them three times their wages, the decision would have to be theirs. But I have no desire whatsoever to see them go.[LNB]

Source: Bournemouth_Echo