Bournemouth to appoint Eddie Howe as new boss after agreeing compensation with Burnley

Eddie Howe: Returning to familiar surroundings at Bournemouth

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Bournemouth are to bring Eddie Howe back to the club as their new boss after agreeing a compensation package with Burnley.

The Cherries quickly identified Howe as their top target after parting company with Paul Groves.

Howe is still held in high regard on the South Coast after guiding Bournemouth to promotion out of League Two on a shoestring back in 2009/10.

He left for Burnley in January 2011, with an opportunity to work in the Championship proving too good to turn down.

Things did not go entirely to plan for the 34-year-old at Turf Moor, though, and he was happy to open the door to a return to Bournemouth when the opportunity arose.

As he was contracted to Burnley until 2014, the League One outfit have had to negotiate his release from that agreement.

That process has now been completed, clearing the way for Howe to reacquaint himself with life at Dean Court.

Cherries bring back Howe

"AFC Bournemouth have agreed a compensation package with Burnley FC for the services of Eddie Howe and Jason Tindall," read a statement on the club's official website.

"Subject to the finalisation and agreement of contracts, Howe and Tindall will become the next manager and assistant manager of AFC Bournemouth."

Burnley have also confirmed that a deal has been agreed, with Howe keen to head back to familiar surroundings.

"Burnley Football Club can confirm that a compensation package has today been agreed with AFC Bournemouth for the services of manager Eddie Howe," read a statement on the club's official website.

"Howe has today left Burnley Football Club for personal and family reasons."