Cherries chairman Eddie Mitchell insists that finding the right man to take the helm at Goldsands Stadium is the priority and, in a statement on the club website, he says he’s prepared to take his time to make the right decision.
Bookies are touting a variety of names including Eddie Howe, who has ruled out a move back to Bournemouth and Harry Redknapp.
In an interview on Hot Radio Eddie Mitchell responded to speculation about the former Spurs manager taking over: “We’ve spoken about the football club and the best way forward, and Harry knows my feelings but I can’t say much more than that.
“Harry is his own man and he’s got the capability to manage at a club much higher than a League One club, but that’s where we are at the moment.”
In the meantime first-team coach and ex-Leicester City player Dennis Rofe and Chris Hargreaves will take charge of the side for this Saturday’s fixture at Coventry.
Rofe’s previous management experience was a 16 month spell at Bristol Rovers 20 years ago, and his coaching CV includes a long association with Southampton before joining the Cherries in June this year.