Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has signed an extension to his contract.
Howe, 37, has overseen three of the club’s six promotions since he was first appointed manager in 2008-09.
The new deal is believed to take Howe through until 2020. He had two-and-a-half years left on his previous contract with the Cherries.
“We’ve been in discussions since gaining promotion. I’m very pleased to have committed my future to here,” he told the club’s website.
Following a short spell as manager of Burnley, Howe returned to manage the club at the end of 2012, leading them to promotions from League One and the Championship within three seasons.
“I’m delighted Eddie has committed his future to the club,” owner Maxim Demin said.
Editor’s Note: I really don’t have anything else to add, I just really wanted to use that pun. Then again if you’re not from the UK, you won’t have a clue what I’m talking about.
As a relatively new fan to the Premier League I have been fascinated with how much more quickly UK fans seem to want to sack their Manager than even we in the States look to fire our Head Coaches in Anerican Football. It is good to see the Cherries make this move. The club has had so many injuries this year that Howe deserves significant time to prove himself.