Cook pays tribute to Howe

02 August 2020 20:49:52 GMTPlus10

Bournemouth defender Steve Cook has paid tribute to Eddie Howe who has stepped down from his position as Cherries manager.

Howe managed Bournemouth between both 2008 and 2011 and then 2012 and 2020, leading the club from League Two to the Premier League.

But Howe has now left the club by mutual consent after they were relegated from the Premier League in 18th position, ending their five-year stay in the top flight.

I can't quite put into words but I can only thank the manager.

Steve Cook

The 42-year-old helped the club achieve three promotions in only six seasons, having initially taken caretaker charge with the team facing relegation from League Two and potential liquidation back in December 2008.

Defender Cook joined the club from Brighton in the 2011/12 season and has thanked Howe for helping him achieve a boyhood dream after playing under him for eight years.
Cook wrote on Twitter: "Can't really put the emotions of the last week into words - now tonight adds to the 'end of an era'.

"I can't quite put into words but I can only thank the manager - he gave me the chance to play in the Premier League which is every boy's dream.

"An amazing eight years I had playing under him and something I couldn't imagine changing - two promotions, a championship winners medal and five years in the best league in the world. Thanks for the memories."

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