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Bournemouth fear burnt out Howe will walk

Bournemouth will not sack manager Eddie Howe if they're relegated on Sunday.

The Daily Express says the Cherries will be relegated on Sunday if they fail to beat Everton at Goodison Park, and could even drop into the Championship if they win but Watford or Aston Villa also pick up points.

But sources close to the club say the Cherries manager is contemplating taking time out from football after a draining season - even if Bournemouth survive the drop.

Howe has admitted several times this season that the task of keeping Bournemouth in the top flight has consumed him and “driven him mad."

The Cherries manager, who has been associated with the club for 26 years as player, youth coach and manager, has kept the club in the top flight for five years - while at the same time has been linked with being the new England coach, as well as jobs at Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham and Everton.

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