Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe admits he has "a very difficult decision to make over the next few days" as he contemplates whether to leave the club for Crystal Palace.
Howe has reportedly been offered the Palace job and must now decide whether to join the Championship strugglers or stay with the high-flying south-coast club.
His players did all they could to convince him to stay with a virtuoso display to brush aside struggling Plymouth 3-0 with goals from Danny Hollands, Liam Feeney and Marc Pugh.
"This club, the supporters and the players mean so much to me. I have got a battle with myself and have got to come to a decision that is right for everybody," said Howe. "I can't thank the supporters enough for everything they have done for me and their reaction. It is a day that will live long in the memory.
"I would never leave this club on a whim just because I have had an offer somewhere else. I have loved every minute of this job.
"People say it is a nice position to be in but it does not feel like that at the moment. When you see the players playing like that it makes it even harder. I thought it was an outstanding performance."