Eddie Howe Has Revealed He Is Planning for 'the Next 20 Years' at Bournemouth

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Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has revealed he is working on the basis that he will be at the club for another 20 years, while commenting on therecent sackings of fellow Premier League coaches Ronald Koeman and Craig Shakespeare.

Everton dismissed Ronald Koeman earlier this week, making him the third Premier League manager to be sacked this season, after the sackings of Frank de Boer and Craig Shakespeare. 

With Antonio Conte and Slaven Bilic's jobs at Chelsea and West Ham United currently in the balance, Howe has spoken out about the increasingly short managerial reigns in the top flight of English football.


"All the pressure here comes from myself, that's my mentality, but I don't like to see managers sacked," Howe explained, as quoted by the Belfast Telegraph. "It makes the profession very delicately poised, at all times.

"When you're on a losing run there are always questions about your future. I don't think it's good for the profession.

"I work as though I'm going to be here for the next 20 years, preparing the team and the club for the future as best I can, until I'm told differently.

"When you're a manager you have to prepare for the long-term, for the future benefit of the club. But ultimately you're not the dictator of that. 

"You need people above you to have a long-term vision, to share your successes, share your disappointments, and to know you're working towards something for the long-term.

"I try not to let all the noise around the job play any part in my decision-making, or my thinking."

Bournemouth's next game comes as the late kick off on Saturday, October 27 as Chelsea travel to Dean Court, with the Blues' boss Antonio Conte attempting to quell the cries for his own sacking.