Redknapp hopes Bournemouth stick with Howe: ‘He can bring them back’

Harry Redknapp hopes Bournemouth stick with manager Eddie Howe next season despite the club’s relegation from the Premier League. The former Tottenham Hotspur boss is confident that the English manager has the qualities to turn the club’s fortune around and lead them back into the top tier of English football.

“It was disappointing in the end but it was a miracle what they achieved,” Redknapp told Sky Sports. “People forget they were in the third and fourth division for a hundred years and suddenly they’re in the Premiership. The capacity of the stadium is 11,400 – it’s just been incredible what they’ve achieved. For five years they weren’t in a relegation battle, which is amazing.”

“If they hang on to the nucleus of the squad there’s no reason why they can’t look to get back up next year. As long as Eddie (Howe) stays around I think they’ll have a chance. Eddie has done a great job there, they play great football and there’s every chance they can come straight back up.”