Bournemouth have today announced the decision to sack Jason Tindall after four straight Championship defeats saw the Cherries drop out of the automatic promotion spots.
Having only suffered relegation last season, The Cherries are clearly keen to return to the top flight at the first time of asking.
And the decision has been taken to relieve Tindall of his duties before it is too late.
“AFC Bournemouth have today parted company with manager Jason Tindall,” a club statement read on Wednesday morning.
“It is a decision which has not been taken lightly, given Jason’s outstanding commitment to the club as a player, assistant manager and manager.
“However, recent performances and results have fallen well below the board’s expectations.
“We feel a change is needed now in order to give the club the best possible chance of achieving the goals that were clearly set out last summer.
“We would like to place on record our thanks to Jason for his services to AFC Bournemouth over the past 22 years.
“He is someone who is fondly thought of throughout the club, having played an important role in rescuing the club from its darkest days and taking it on the greatest journey it has ever had.
“Jason will always be welcome at Vitality Stadium and we would like to wish him every success for the future.”
Tindall only landed the top job over the summer, stepping up from the position of assistant manager after Eddie Howe's departure.
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