Eddie Howe re-joined AFC Bournemouth as manager in October 2012.

Howe began his coaching career with the Cherries which followed spells as reserve, assistant and caretaker manager, before being appointed boss of Bournemouth.

It was in December 2006, at the age of 29, Howe was promoted to the position of player-coach by previous manager Kevin Bond, with the initial responsibility of coaching Bournemouth's reserve team, whilst continuing to play in the first team.

Howe replaced Jimmy Quinn at the Fitness First Stadium and enjoyed a fantastic start to football management securing the club's position in the Football League after the side began the season on a 17 point deficit.

The following season, at only 32, Howe then guided the Cherries to only their fifth promotion in the club's history. Their promotion to League One was confirmed, after a 2-0 away win at Burton Albion on 24th April. The success was made even more remarkable as Bournemouth had a transfer embargo throughout the campaign. Howe also set a club record at the start of the season, by winning eight out of the first nine games.

Howe then joined Burnley during the 2010/11 season leaving Bournemouth firmly in contention for promotion in npower League One. He later returned to the club during the 2012/13 season where he secured their promotion to the second tier for only the second time, following their 1987 success.

Howe then led Bournemouth to a 10th place finish in the Sky Bet Championship in 2013/14.

The following year Eddie led Bournemouth to promotion to the Barclays Premier League, for the first time in the club's history.  In the same year Eddie received the LMA award for the Manager of the Year.

Howe initially joined Bournemouth as a schoolboy at the centre of excellence. He worked his way up to become a regular in the first team and earned two England U21 caps.

Howe signed for Portsmouth in 2001 and he returned to Bournemouth on loan in 2004 before his playing career was cut short through injury.

Honours (11)
  • personal-awards
    • Bournemouth:
      • Manager of the Month, Premier League, (31/01/2018)
      • Manager of the Month, Premier League, (31/03/2017)
      • LMA Manager of the Year, (Season 2014/15)
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet Championship, (31/03/2015)
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet Championship, (31/12/2014)
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet Championship, (31/10/2014)
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet League One, (2013-04-01)
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet League One, (2012-11-01)
  • league-titles
    • Bournemouth:
      • Sky Bet Championship Title, (2015-05-02)
  • promotions
    • Bournemouth:
      • Promotion to npower Championship, (2013-04-20)
      • Promotion to Coca Cola League One, (2010-04-24)
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