AFC Bournemouth’s head of domestic scouting has announced he is leaving the club.
Andy Howe has worked with the club for over 10 years, joining as an academy assistant coach in May 2010.
Having a spell as first team player and opposition scout at Burnley during the 2011-12 season under his uncle, Cherries legend Eddie Howe, he also maintained a role with Bournemouth as the Academy Assistant Coach at U8’s and U10’s level.
As Bournemouth’s success continued, Howe saw his stock grow as he rose to Head of First Team UK Player Scouting in October 2016.
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Howe wrote on his Instagram about the “special place” Bournemouth hold in his heart.
“As a Bournemouth lad and a Bournemouth supporter this club has been a part of my life from the very beginning and will always hold a special place in my heart.
“The ten years have flown by but what a ten years it has been!! The journey has been incredible and like everyone else I’m proud to have played a part in that journey.
“I want to thank everyone within the football club from past to present but more importantly want to wish the club continued success.”
This comes following the signings of Ethan Laird, on loan from Manchester United and James Hill, on a permanent deal from Fleetwood Town.
The Cherries were beaten 1-0 by Hull City at home at the weekend and could drop out of the automatic promotion places if Blackburn Rovers can beat Middlesbrough at Ewood Park tonight.
AFC Bournemouth face bottom side Barnsley in the Championship on Saturday.