PG tipped for Cherries post

Bournemouth caretaker manager Paul Groves has been named as the front-runner to take on the job permanently.

Last Updated: 04/05/12 at 11:35

Groves: Front-runner for Bournemouth job

Groves: Front-runner for Bournemouth job

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The former Grimsby boss took over the role at Dean Court when Lee Bradbury was sacked in March, stepping up from youth team coach.

The Cherries have lost just two games in seven with Groves in charge, leading chairman Eddie Mitchell to state him as his preferred choice to replace Bradbury.

Mitchell is set to discuss the managerial situation with co-owner Maxim Demin after the final match of the season against Preston on Saturday, and Groves admits he is flattered by his chairman's comments.

"I think it's very complimentary from the chairman to come out and make that statement," Groves told the Grimsby Telegraph.

"We came in and the remit was to take the team until the end of the season, that's what we've done and we will continue to take the team on a game-to-game basis."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

A

ll he wants are sharks with frickin lazers on their heads. Is that too much to ask?

mufc phil
Bomb threat on FIFA D-day

W

hy is the dinosaur trying to hold on to this.... Just leave... No one wants you in this position you corrupt loser. Let someone else take over....

arsenal121
Defiant Sepp blames minority

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

Footer 365

Craig Cathcart out to build on a special 12 months

Northern Ireland and Watford defender Craig Cathcart wants to build on a memorable year for club and country.

Tim Sherwood defends Arsene Wenger's record at Arsenal

Tim Sherwood has praised Arsene Wenger's Arsenal record ahead of the FA Cup final after past criticism of the Frenchman.

Arsene Wenger keen to focus on future ahead of FA Cup final

Arsene Wenger will continue to look to the future, rather than reflect on past glories, if Arsenal can win his sixth FA Cup.

Mail Box

Players Must Stand Up For Qatar Boycott

Players, not bureaucrats, hold the key to boycotting Qatar. Also in the afternoon mailbox: Wenger is right to rotate, Zlatan can dribble, and it's Barca v Ajax in the budget final...

What Would You Do If You Were Blatter?

Step into Sepp's shoes, is the invitation from one mailboxer. Also: United already have their new number one, Rodgers deserves time, and the best Budget XI so far...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company