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Record-breaker Howe grateful for Cherries chance

19th April 2019, 17:34 by Chris Rivers

Boss Eddie Howe says there has been no change in his desire to reward Bournemouth's faith in him as he brings up 500 games in charge.

Howe, who is in his second spell with the Cherries, will reach the milestone in Saturday's Premier League game at home to relegated Fulham.

The 41-year-old initially managed the south-coast club between 2008 and 2011 before returning to the Vitality Stadium in October 2012 following a spell with Burnley.

He is the youngest manager to reach 500 matches in English football and has guided Bournemouth from League Two to the top-flight in that time.

"I only just found out it was 500 and my initial reaction was, 'where has the time gone? Where have the games gone?'," Howe said at his pre-match press conference.

"It doesn't feel that many and it feels a bit of a blur, to be honest, the last 10 years - it's gone so quickly.

"I have crammed a lot into that period of time. It's been a hugely enjoyable and successful period, so I'm very grateful for the opportunity to manage this club.

"People put their faith in me and I was desperate to repay that and do the best job I could.

"To this moment, I'm still doing the same thing. I'm trying to repay everyone for giving me this chance."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Chris Rivers is an experienced reporter who closely follows both Arsenal and Wales Rugby Union team. As well as in-depth football and rugby knowledge, Chris is an avid American Football, Formula One and boxing fan.

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