Pearce praise for Howe
Bournemouth captain Jason Pearce is not surprised to see Eddie Howe linked with the managerial vacancy at Southampton - but is hopeful he will stay at Dean Court.Howe, 32, is believed to be on Saints' shortlist as they hunt for a successor to Alan Pardew following his shock sacking last week.But Pearce told the Bournemouth Echo: "It's no surprise because he's a really good manager and we've got a great team."Hopefully, we're showing what a good team we are and he's showing what a good manager he is."He's come in, brought in different ideas and he's got a great team ethic, and I think that shows on the pitch."He's been great since he's been in charge and, hopefully, it will carry on. Hopefully, he will stay so we can progress and move on."
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