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Ex-Bournemouth boss Howe happy to step back

Former Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe says he won't jump into his next job.

Bournemouth came 16th, 9th, 12th and 14th during their first four seasons in the Premier League before their relegation in July despite a 3-1 final-day win over Everton at Goodison Park.

Howe agreed to move on after that bitter blow and, speaking to Sky Sports' Monday Night Football, he revealed how he'd coped in the months following the decision.

"It definitely didn't end the way I wanted it to, but it was the only way it could end," Howe admitted.

"I was so attached to the club, loved the club with every fibre of my body, but I thought it was the right thing to do to leave.

"The energy involved to get the club to where it was and to keep it there, it takes an incredible amount out of you.

"It took me a long time [to recover]. I really found it emotionally so difficult in the first few weeks [after he'd left] because your everyday is the love of the club, your love of the job, your love of everyone connected with the club, the players, the staff - and then it's cut and you have no contact with anybody because you've got to let the club go in a different direction and you've got to let Jason manage a new team with his staff.

"You can't interfere with that. From every day to nothing is mentally very difficult to adjust to."

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