Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe this evening appeared to hint at a potential departure from the club, on the back of his side’s embarrassing defeat at the hands of Watford.
Bournemouth lose again
The Cherries welcomed Nigel Pearson’s in-form outfit to the Vitality earlier today, for their latest Premier League outing.
Hosts Bournemouth headed into proceedings amid a dismal spell of form of late, which had seen them dragged firmly into the relegation battle.
Howe’s men had notched just a solitary victory across their preceding 10 league fixtures, the latest of which saw them fall to a 4-0 drubbing at the hands of West Ham.
And, when all was said and done this afternoon, Bournemouth again failed to get back on track.
A lifeless display on the part of the Cherries eventually saw fellow relegation candidates Watford depart the Vitality with a comfortable 3-0 win, courtesy of goals from Abdoulaye Doucoure, Troy Deeney and Roberto Pereyra.
Highlights: Bournemouth 0-3 Watford
‘Have to reflect on’
As such, on the back of his side’s latest damning defeat, questions have inevitably begun to be asked of Eddie Howe.
Bournemouth have slipped to 19th in the Premier League table, with only Norwich City now languishing below the Cherries in the English top-flight.
Howe was, as a result, drawn on his future in a post-match interview this evening.
And the English tactician had little to say that would suggest as though he feels confident in his prospects of turning the club’s free-fall around, seemingly hinting at a possible departure from the Vitality in explaining:
Eddie Howe: “As a manager you’re always looking at whether you’re doing good enough, at whether you’re ultimately helping the team. That’s something I’ll have to reflect on.” #AFCB
— Gary Taphouse (@garytaphouse) January 12, 2020