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Bournemouth axe boss Groves

League One Bournemouth have axed boss Paul Groves and assistant Shaun Brooks after winning just one of their 10 league games this season. "Paul Groves and Shaun Brooks have asked me to express their thanks to the support they have received from the fans," said chairman Eddie Mitchell.

"We wish them well in the future, and who knows where that will take them."

Mitchell added: "I would urge our supporters to recognise the time and effort that Paul and Shaun invested in the first team and their unwavering determination to produce an attractive brand of football.

"As chairman of AFC Bournemouth, I have personally recognised the direction in which they were trying to take the team in terms of tactics and style of play, and throughout their time in charge they have had my full support.

"However, I believe that luck has not been on their side during their short period at the helm.

"As we know, football is a results business, but most people will be unaware of the hard work and dedication that they put in behind the scenes to help this club move forward."

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