League One side AFC Bournemouth are looking for a new first team manager, after Eddie Howe confirmed that he would be leaving Dean Court tonight. The Cherries were in live action against Colchester United at the Community Stadium, and in his post-match press interview, he stated that his 100th game in charge of the Dorset side would also be his last, as he heads north with the intention of signing a contract with Championship side Burnley tomorrow.
Howe has had a long association with the Cherries, having had two lengthy playing spells and a loan spell at Dean Court, before retiring from a knee injury at the age of 29. In September 2008, his association with Bournemouth was briefly curtailed when he was sacked as Reserve Team manager, but he was quickly reinstated as Youth Team Manager and then became their First Team Manager in January 2009, taking over whilst the Cherries were in the League Two relegation zone. Two years later, he leaves them in a third-placed League One position, having taken them out of League Two last season.
His final game in charge wasn't quite the swansong he wanted - a Steve Fletcher goal looked to have the script written correctly, but substitute Steven Gillespie was the party-pooper, with Colchester sending Howe out with a whimper, and to lift the Essex side into seventh.
That was one of two League One games being played tonight. Brentford were deep into injury time and heading for their fourth defeat in a row, with Exeter City a goal up through John O'Flynn. However, Nicky Forster's 93rd minute equaliser stopped the Grecians from leapfrogging them. The Bees climb up to 11th, whilst Exeter lie in 14th place.
The other 10 League One fixtures are being played tomorrow afternoon, including Yeovil Town's trip to play Swindon Town.
Link: 2010-11 Latest League One Table.
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