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Bournemouth boss Howe: I can't fear the sack

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe insists he doesn't fear the sack.

The Cherries are in serious danger of relegation after this week's 4-1 thrashing by Newcastle United.

"Fearing the sack is not helpful or productive in any way," Howe said. "What am I going to do, sit at home and worry about my future? No. I'm going to try and make the team play better and try and focus all of my energies on what we deliver on the training ground, how I speak to my players.

"I am a realist. I know football is all about results, it doesn't matter how long you've been at a football club, you need to win games. But I can only affect what I'm doing right now.

"As manager you take responsibility for everything and that's the way it should be, and it has to be, and it will continue to be.

"I know my work - for whatever reason - hasn't been good enough and together with the players we fight on to try and turn things around."

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