Chairman change for Cherries

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Peter Phillips has stepped down as chairman of Bournemouth and has been replaced on a temporary basis by Abdul Jaffer.

Phillips had been chairman at Dean Court for four years, but has opted to relinquish the responsibility.

He outlined his reasons for the decision, which has seen vice-chairman Jaffer step into the breach in the immediate future.

"I've done it for four years and it's time for a change," said Phillips.

"There's never really a right time for these things, but the club has been through a major re-financing and it's the start of a new season.

"This is an opportunity for the board to find someone who can do a better job.

"There's a natural successor on the board in my vice-chairman, but I'm not sure he'll want to do it.

"It's very tough running a business which is skint and constantly trying to compete with richer clubs on the pitch."

Meanwhile, Southampton striker Leon Best will spend a further two months on loan with Bournemouth.

The teenager joined The Cherries at the start of August and has scored one goal in seven appearances for Sean O'Driscoll's side.