After so many great achievements, it’s now safe to say that Eddie Howe is an AFC Bournemouth legend. And even Brazil are aware of it now, as ESPN Brasil have produced a feature on the club, especially focusing in the period after the manager was appointed in 2009.
The English boss was interviewed by reporter João Castello Branco, and spoke a bit about the relationship he’s had with the club for so long.
“This club has been so close to my heart for a long period of time,” Howe told ESPN Brasil. “To support the club, to play in the team and to coach and manage the club is a real honour.
“We’re always looking to break boundaries and to push the club to new areas and we feel we’ve got a long way to grow the club from the inside and we’re in the process of doing that.”
Asked how was he able to achieve so much success, Howe claims he’s got no special recipe: “With a tremendous group of players. With a lot of spirit, a lot of determination and a lot of hard work.
“There’s no secret to success, it’s all about putting in the hard yards in the training ground and I’ve been very luck to manage such a wonderful group.”
Speaking about the season goals, the manager claims the intention was to do better than last year, when they finished 16th: “The target at the start of the season was to improve on last year’s campaign, so that means obviously in terms of points and all the other things that go with it to secure our Premier League survival for another season.
“We’re in the middle of that now, and it’s a tough league, unforgiving league, and we’re very much looking forward to the remaining games to try to hit our goals.”
Bournemouth are currently in 14th place on the Premier League table, only four points above the relegation zone. Their next game won’t be easy, as they’re facing Manchester United at Old Trafford tomorrow afternoon.