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Bournemouth announce Gary O’Neil as permanent manager after 12 successful games as caretaker

Bournemouth CONFIRM appointment of Gary O’Neil as permanent manager on an 18-month deal following an impressive season as caretaker boss, replacing Scott Parker at the Vitality Stadium

  • Gary O’Neil has led Bournemouth in his last 12 games as caretaker manager
  • It has stabilized the Cherries’ season and helped stave off relegation fears.
  • The 39-year-old has now agreed to an 18-month contract to become permanent boss.
  • Bournemouth announced the appointment of the manager on Sunday afternoon

Gary O’Neil has been appointed Bournemouth’s permanent manager, replacing Scott Parker.

The former Portsmouth midfielder had already enjoyed a successful spell at the club as caretaker manager.

He has now agreed to an 18-month contract, with the option of a further 12 months depending on results.

Gary O’Neil has agreed an 18-month deal to become Bournemouth’s permanent manager

He Has Stabilized Things At Vitality Stadium As Interim Boss In His 12 Games In Charge

He has stabilized things at Vitality Stadium as interim boss in his 12 games in charge

O’Neil took over after Parker’s shock firing earlier in the season and has helped steady the ship at Vitality Stadium.

The Cherries were 17th-placed and had just taken a 9-0 thrashing when he took over, but have since lost just four of 11 games in the league and have moved closer to the top half.

The Club has now rewarded O’Neil by offering him the position on a permanent basis.

New Bournemouth owner Bill Foley had considered a move for former Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa before deciding to stick with his caretaker manager.

The south coast club are understood to be prepared to back him with significant funds in the January transfer market.

O’Neil’s team is expected to return to training on Monday as they begin preparing for their trip to Stamford Bridge on December 27.

Bournemouth Will Be In Action When They Travel To Face Chelsea On December 27.

Bournemouth will be in action when they travel to face Chelsea on December 27.

AFC Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake said in a statement: “Gary did an excellent job on an interim basis and the board are delighted to make his role as head coach permanent.”

“We have been impressed with the way he has conducted himself from the moment he joined the club and we feel he has earned this opportunity to continue to lead the team and the club forward.”

‘Gary has worked tirelessly and diligently on the training ground and the players have responded by producing excellent performances and results.

“It was made clear by the reception he received from our supporters after the Premier League win against Everton that they have also appreciated his efforts and we are all looking forward to continuing our working relationship with him.”

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