Bournemouth want to bring Eddie Howe back to Dean Court to replace Paul Groves, it is being reported.
It’s almost two years since Howe took over at Turf Moor and with the Cherries in danger of slipping back to League Two, Eddie Mitchell is hoping to persuade the Clarets boss to return to the south coast.
But Burnley Express journalist Chris Boden does not think Howe would be interested in a return to Dean Court, despite the Clarets struggling in the bottom half of the Championship this season. Even if there was an approach, it seems Burnley would immediately reject it, while Howe apprently “wouldn’t want to work with chairman again”.
There would also be questions over the ability of the Cherries to buy Howe’s contract out, which was reported to be worth £1.75 million when he signed for the Clarets.
Update Wednesday 22:00
Last night, Burnley’s chief executive Lee Hoos said: “Burnley Football Club would not welcome any approach for Eddie Howe from any club.
“We are in the process of building for the future with Eddie and his staff and speculation is an unwanted distraction.”
Update Thursday 11:30
Eddie Howe has commented this morning on his commitment for Burnley, whilst refusing the comment on the Bournemouth job but not entirely dismissing out any interest.
“I think this is a Bournemouth story and one I don’t think I should comment on.
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