Howe set for Clarets talks after Cherries exit

14 January 2011 10:30
Eddie Howe is set to become manager of Burnley after confirming he is leaving his position at Bournemouth. Howe revealed after Friday night's 2-1 League One defeat at Colchester that the match was his last in charge of the Cherries. The 33-year-old said: "I'll be travelling up to Burnley to hopefully finalise things. I've been loyal to Bournemouth and it's extremely difficult to leave a club that's been close to my heart." Howe had been linked with vacancies at Crystal Palace and Charlton earlier this week - but pledged his future to the Dean Court club. However, he admitted that Burnley's interest changed things. He continued on Sky Sports 3: "I turned down two other clubs on Tuesday - then Burnley came in two days later. I just thought that was too good an opportunity to turn down. I don't lack drive or ambition." Burnley issued a statement through their official website which read: "We have agreed a compensation package with AFC Bournemouth to allow talks to take place with Eddie Howe over the managerial vacancy at Turf Moor. Howe, along with assistant manager Jason Tindall, will travel to Lancashire this weekend to discuss personal terms."

Source: PA