AFC Bournemouth fans continue to stay positive and stick with newly appointed manager Andoni Iraola despite sitting in the relegation zone ahead of their Premier League match against Wolves tomorrow.
His high intensity pressing style of play has caught the attention of their fans, yet the club is waiting for its first league win this season.
Luca Osborne, a season ticket holder at Bournemouth said: “The new boss, Iraola, has a big task on his hand, but I’d argue is still the right man to take us forward.
“There have been glimpses of his philosophy but there’s still work to be done.”
Iraola had a successful managerial career in his native Spain with Rayo Vallecano, managing to get them promoted to La Liga, securing mid-table finishes including beating Real Madrid and Barcelona last season.
It will be interesting to see the reception that Gary O’Neil receives at the Vitality this weekend, returning to the south coast for the first time since being sacked in June.
His sacking brought confusion and shock to the fans with some believing his time was up at Bournemouth.
Adam Smith a Cherries fan said, “He was never anything but a gentleman, always conducted himself very well and there’s no bad blood- but sacking him was undoubtedly the right decision.”
O’Neil guided Bournemouth to a comfortable 15th place finish last season, 10 wins in 34 Premier League games, including impressive victories over Liverpool and Tottenham. Is he back to seek revenge?
The season is only eight games in, and Bournemouth have already faced five of the top seven sides.
Having lost three on the bounce against Brighton, Arsenal and Everton, the head coach knows an important first victory must come soon.