Bournemouth appoint Iraola as replacement for O’Neill on a two-year contract

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Bournemouth won’t let their fans wait too long, appointing Andoni Iraola as head coach. As new boss until 2025, replacing Gary O’Neill was sacked on the same day.

English Premier League club Bournemouth have announced the appointment of Andoni Iraola as their new head coach. To take over the position of the new team manager with a 2-year contract on Monday, June 19, after just announcing the release of Gary O’Neill, head coach of the great people. Get out of the chair for a few hours. Although referred to the team narrowly escaped relegation. But still not good enough to continue working next season.

Bournemouth appoint Iraola as replacement for O'Neill on a two-year contract

O’Neill, 40, took over at the Cherries in late August last year, replacing Scott Parker. before receiving a permanent contract in November. Ready to lead the team to win 10 out of 34 games and finish 15th in the table, continuing to play in the top ยูฟ่าเบท league in the country. But the club still wants to perform better in the new season. So decided to change the boss of the team.

“We are thrilled to welcome Andoni to the club,” Vitality Stadium owner and chairman Bill Foley said. We want to act fast. He was highly sought after by other clubs across the continent and his team style was a key factor in this decision. His success in Spain has been impressive. and we are sure He is the right person to lead our next chapter.”

For Iraola, 40, the club’s first foreign manager, it led Rayo Vallecano to promotion in his first season in charge. By leading the team to finish 6th in the score table And beat rivals in the promotion playoff duel, then led the team to finish 12th and 11th in La Liga, Spain. But decided not to renew the contract after the end of last season. It also led the team to the semi-finals of the 2021–2022  Copa del Rey season.

As for previous works, it is considered not quite normal He began his managerial career in Cyprus with AEK Larnaca and guided them to the Europa League group stage after a 4-0 aggregate win  over Dundalk,  and was previously with Mirandes . From the Segunda Division to the Copa del Rey Cup Playoffs in the 2019-2020 season, which is the second time in the history of the club.