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Bournemouth Make Jonathan Woodgate Interim Manager

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Jonathan Woodgate has been announced as Bournemouth’s temporary manager after sacking Jason Tindall.

Tindall’s departure after 22 years of service was confirmed on Wednesday and Woodgate was placed in temporary charge hours later – just two days after he joined the club as first-team coach.

A statement read: “AFC Bournemouth can confirm that Jonathan Woodgate will take temporary charge of the first team, following the departure of manager Jason Tindall.

“Woodgate, who has previous managerial experience at Middlesbrough, will oversee training and lead the team on Saturday for the Sky Bet Championship home fixture against Birmingham City.

“This decision has been taken while the club’s board of directors identify and conduct full and thorough due diligence on suitable external candidates ahead of an interview process, with the aim of confirming a new permanent manager as swiftly as possible.”

Now he stands a chance of landing the job permanently if he can get the South Coast club firing again.

But he faces competition from two of his ex-international team-mates.

Both recently sacked Frank Lampard and John Terry are in the running to become Bournemouth’s new boss.

This post was first published on GoalBall.

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