With Eddie Mitchell announcing that he's stepping down as Cherries Chairman, manager Eddie Howe speaks of Mitchell's achievements over the past 4 years.
Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo, Howe is quoted as saying: "I was surprised at his decision, as everyone else was. Eddie deserves huge credit for the job he has done and for how far the club has progressed under his stewardship. Together with Max, they have transformed it. Eddie is a very driven man and passionate about the football club. That has shown with all his decisions and how hard he has worked. The most important thing for the leader of a football club is the infrastructure and that has been the biggest change. A lot goes on behind the scenes that people don’t see. We have had a lot of success on the pitch but the transformation off the pitch has been enormous. You only have to look at the training ground, the stadium and the whole structure of the club. There has been a real innovation during his time here. He has always been determined to get all the little details right off the pitch and I think that has shown in the current structure we have at the club. It has been left in a very healthy position and, hopefully, we will move forward and go on to be even better. Eddie had a vision of how he wanted certain things implemented and deserves credit for channelling it in the right way because sometimes it is easy to just throw money at players".
Source: Cherries MAD