Fletcher in Cherries frame
Bournemouth old boy linked with return to club
By Pete O'Rourke - Follow me: @skysportspeteo. Last Updated: March 27, 2012 2:10pm
Carl Fletcher: Linked with the vacant manager's job at old club Bournemouth
Sky Sports understands Plymouth boss Carl Fletcher is a contender for the vacant managerial post at former club Bournemouth.
League One side Bournemouth are on the lookout for a new manager having dispensed with the services of Lee Bradbury last weekend.
Former Cherries captain Fletcher is thought to figure highly on Bournemouth's wanted list after impressing in difficult circumstances at Plymouth.
31-year-old Fletcher took his first role in management when he replaced Peter Reid at Home Park in September after impressing initially on an interim basis
The former Wales international has endured a baptism of fire in management at Plymouth with the club in administration when he first took over, but he has helped steady the ship and boost morale.
When Fletcher first took over Plymouth had taken just one point from their opening nine games, leaving them marooned at the bottom of League Two, but the former West Ham man has helped guide the Pilgrims out of the bottom two by winning 36 points from his 30 games in charge to boost their survival chances.
Fletcher, who made 225 league and cup appearances during his time at Bournemouth, is a big fans' favourite at the club and he would be a popular choice to succeed Bradbury.
Plymouth would be loath to lose Fletcher, but they could face a fight to keep him if Bournemouth come calling for his services.