Bournemouth have appointed Gary O’Neil as their new head coach to replace Scott Parker permanently. The 39-year-old has signed a contract until 2024, and will be leading the team for the future as they look towards a change.
O’Neil was in charge of the team for 12 games as their caretaker manager. And in that time, they have won, drawn and lost four games each. Right now, they are 14th in the table with 16 points from 15 games.
Bournemouth appoint Gary O’Neil as permanent head coach
The Cherries were in contact with former Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa as well. But, they decided that Gary O’Neil was the right man for the job for the long-term.
Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake said: “Gary did an excellent job on an interim basis and the board are delighted to make his position as head coach permanent.
“We have been impressed with the way he has conducted himself from the moment he joined the club and feel he has earned this opportunity to continue to take the team and the club forward.
“Gary has worked tirelessly and diligently on the training pitch and the players have responded by producing some excellent performances and results.
“It was evident from the reception he received from our supporters following the Premier League win against Everton that they have also appreciated his efforts and we are all looking forward to continuing our working relationship with him.”