Tindall targets Premier League return after Cherries appointment

09 August 2020 00:01:13 GMTPlus10

Jason Tindall says he wants to guide Bournemouth back to the Premier League at the first time of asking after being confirmed as the club's new manager on Saturday.

The 42-year-old has put pen to paper on a three-year contract at the Vitality Stadium and he succeeds Eddie Howe, who departed the Cherries earlier this month following their relegation from the top-flight.

Tindall will continue what has been an 18-year association with Bournemouth, as he made 199 appearances for the club across two different playing spells between 1998 and 2011, while he first joined the club's coaching set-up in 2008.

The former defender had been working as Howe's assistant at the Cherries since 2012 and he is planning on building on his predecessor's work rather than ripping up the manual.

"It's an honour and a privilege to be the manager of such a great football club," Tindall told afcbTV.

"Given the success of the club over the last 12 years, with Eddie in charge and me by his side, I'm not going to come in and rip everything up and start again. I would be a fool to do that."

Bournemouth are believed to be trying to balance the books following their relegation, with Nathan Ake having already been sold to Manchester City for a reported £41million, while the likes of Aaron Ramsdale, Josh King and David Brooks are also being linked with moves.

Despite the potential fire sale, Tindall is confident Bournemouth can challenge for an immediate return to the top-flight and he is convinced he is the right man to lead that charge.

"I know the Championship is a very tough league but my aim is to get this club back into the Premier League at the first time of asking," Tindall added.

"This is a challenge that I feel I'm ready for and one I'm looking forward to."

Bournemouth are priced at 11.00 to win the Championship title this season.

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