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MetiNews.Com - Eddie Howe has stepped down on the south coast after eight successful years
Breaking News ! Eddie Howe's exit at relegated Bournemouth has left a huge void needing to be filled with the 42-year-old part of the fabric of the club for much of the last two decades. Having guided the Cherries from League Two relegation fodder into a Premier League outfit, Howe walked away from the Vitality Stadium on Saturday night in the wake of their drop back into the Championship. His trusted deputy Jason Tindall will take over the team in the interim period with considerable surgery needed on a squad which, quite simply, the club can't afford to keep together in the second tier. Read More Related Articles Bristol City's next manager odds: Eddie Howe's Bournemouth exit shakes up the market However, such is the bond between former teammates Howe and Tindall that should the former earn a new role elsewhere, whether that be immediately or in the long term, his assistant will surely follow him. That is why the market below Tindall - who is the current 4/7 favourite with Sky Bet to succeed Howe - is so interesting, especially from a Bristol City perspective.
. Bournemouth certainly look an excellent fit for the 39-year-old who remains based in Bristol and is the sort of hands-on pure coach the Cherries would want to ease their relegation, by focusing on player development. Beyond Johnson, four names who have been linked with the City job into contention in Chris Hughton, Danny Cowley, Paul Cook and John Terry with the Robins appearing on the verge of making their own appointment. You can see the top 10 contenders below, via Sky Bet.
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Jason Tindall - 4/7 Lee Johnson - 6/1 Chris Hughton - 9/1 John Terry - 10/1 Danny Cowley - 12/1 Paul Cook - 12/1 Stephen Purches - 14/1 Alex Neil - 16/1 Gareth Ainsworth - 16/1 Joey Barton - 16/1
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