EXCLUSIVE: Middlesbrough boss Chris Wilder is a leading candidate for the vacant Bournemouth job, with a new manager to be appointed after their £150m deal is completed
- Scott Parker was fired as Bournemouth boss after issues behind the scenes
- Gary O’Neil has been in charge as interim manager in recent games
- Former Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder is one of the favorites to replace him
- A new manager will be appointed once the US acquisition of Cherries is completed
Chris Wilder will be one of the leading candidates to take charge of Bournemouth when the American takeover of the club is complete.
Sports post understands that the current Middlesbrough boss is high on the list of those under consideration by the future new owners, led by NHL franchise supremo Bill Foley.
The £150m buyout could be completed by the end of next month.
Middlesbrough boss Chris Wilder is among the frontrunners to take over the Bournemouth job
Gary O’Neil is currently in charge on an interim basis and will remain for the time being
The Cherries have no manager after Scott Parker was sacked just four games into the Premier League season and Gary O’Neil is expected to stay on as interim manager for the time being.
However, former Sheffield United boss Wilder – who took the Blades from League One to ninth in the Premier League – is admired by the Americans.
The 55-year-old was signed on by Boro last November, but his squad is currently third from bottom in the championship.
Scott Parker was the first Premier League manager to be fired this season
While owner Steve Gibson and Wilder’s combination looked like the perfect match after a great start, this summer there was tension behind the scenes with disagreements over recruitment.
Wilder was also linked with Burnley in April.
If Bournemouth were to approach down the line, it is unlikely to encounter any resistance.