Bournemouth sack former star Tindall

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Jason Tindall has been sacked as manager of English Championship side Bournemouth.

The Cherries suffered a fourth consecutive defeat at home to struggling Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday.

Tindall, 43, who spent the majority of his playing career at the south-coast club, succeeded Eddie Howe as manager in September following their relegation from the Premier League.

A club statement read: "AFC Bournemouth have today parted company with manager Jason Tindall.

"It is a decision which has not been taken lightly, given Jason's outstanding commitment to the club as a player, assistant manager and manager.

"However, recent performances and results have fallen well below the board's expectations.

"We feel a change is needed now in order to give the club the best possible chance of achieving the goals that were clearly set out last summer."

Bournemouth are currently sixth in the Championship table, 13 points behind leaders Norwich.

Tindall, who played more than 170 times for the Cherries, spent several seasons as Howe's assistant on the club's fairy-tale rise from the brink of extinction to the Premier League.

He was given his chance as manager following Howe's departure last summer but after a strong start, the Cherries have registered just one victory in the league this year.