#sports activities Caretaker Bournemouth boss Gary O’Neil shines in managerial audition in win over Nottingham Forest
Gary O’Neil’s audition for the highest job at Bournemouth couldn’t have gone a lot smoother… after their stirring comeback at Nottingham Forest, the caretaker could possibly be the person to interchange Scott Parker
- Caretaker boss Gary O’Neil guided Bournemouth to a win at Nottingham Forest
- O’Neil was handed the reins on the Cherries after the membership sacked Scott Parker
- The membership got here again from a two-goal deficit to select up their second league win
- But Cherries chiefs are nonetheless mentioned to be on the lookout for a substitute for Parker
No striped cardigan in sight, Gary O’Neil waltzed into his media duties sporting a easy membership tracksuit and pair of trainers. Scott Parker’s wardrobe decisions are gone, and so are the gloomy tones of his digs on the board and jibes that his squad are ill-equipped.
The man in his place, a 39-year-old former Portsmouth and West Ham midfielder, prefers a easy strategy. ‘I’m going to have fun with a cup of tea,’ he laughed. ‘I do like a nice tea.’
Sounds such as you’re getting comfy, Gary. Make your self at house, why don’t you. Time will inform if Bournemouth ramp up their seek for a everlasting successor to Parker this week, however O’Neil’s audition for the highest job couldn’t have gone a lot smoother.
Caretaker supervisor Gary O’Neil led Bournemouth to victory towards Nottingham Forest
Some extent and much-needed clear sheet towards Wolves on Wednesday was adopted by a comeback win at Nottingham Forest on Saturday. It’s markedly higher than being thumped 9-0 every week in the past.
And although O’Neil was fast to divert the reward to his gamers, the win ticks many bins for his managerial c.v. — profitable tactical tweaks at half-time, a winner scored by a substitute and the best personnel selections to see out an necessary win.
It have to be added that many Bournemouth followers have been unhappy to see Parker depart, particularly after he introduced them again to the Premier League final season.
Promotion-winning coach Scott Parker turned the primary Premier League supervisor to be axed this season
But his loaded feedback to the media finally price him the job, much like how his tenure at Fulham ended, with him falling out with the board and star males equivalent to Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Perhaps Parker was proper when he hinted that Bournemouth’s squad is just not robust sufficient to remain up. But saying that out loud quite a few instances can not assist anybody, particularly with chairman Maxim Demin unlikely to vary his lifelike switch coverage.
O’Neil has reversed that negativity. ‘We have known Gary for a long time, he’s a implausible man, he’s proven this week what he can get out of us,’ mentioned striker Dominic Solanke, who scored the second of Bournemouth’s three on Saturday. ‘He’s acquired a variety of expertise and is aware of us inside out.’
Former Burnley boss Sean Dyche is amongst these in the operating for the job of Cherries boss
It is known Bournemouth will nonetheless eye a everlasting chief. Sean Dyche, Luton’s Nathan Jones and Kjetil Knutsen, of Norwegian aspect Bodo/Glimt are in the operating.
Bournemouth see the November World Cup as time for a ‘mini pre-season’, with not a lot of their gamers set to jet off to Qatar.
As for Forest, this has been a back-to-reality week for Steve Cooper’s males, with 11 targets shipped in the final three video games. They’ve confronted a league-high 17.3 photographs per sport on common and have an anticipated targets towards tally of two.0 per sport, the worst in the league.