AFC Bournemouth: Coach Weatherstone joins Cherries

Chris Hargreaves with Cherries boss Eddie Howe

Chris Hargreaves with Cherries boss Eddie Howe

First published in Sport Bournemouth Echo: Photograph of the Author by

CHERRIES manager Eddie Howe expressed his delight after confirming the appointment of Simon Weatherstone as first-team coach.

The 33-year-old, who had been working with the development squad at Howe’s former club Burnley, has replaced Chris Hargreaves in the role.

Popular coach Hargreaves departed Dean Court earlier this month after accepting the manager’s job at League Two strugglers Torquay United.

Weatherstone played under Cherries assistant boss Jason Tindall at Weymouth and also enjoyed spells with Oxford United, Boston United, Yeovil and Stevenage.

Howe told the Daily Echo: “We are really pleased to bring in Simon. It is really important that he is somebody we know.

“Jason and I are very hands-on coaches and we do the majority of the coaching together, so we wanted someone we knew could fit into our routines and how we work.

“We have worked with Simon before and he has got good enthusiasm and good experience from his time with Burnley. We are delighted to bring him to the club.”

Weatherstone’s arrival, which had been predicted by the Daily Echo, forms part of a backroom reshuffle at Dean Court.

Ex-Cherries favourites Joe Roach and Carl Fletcher were this week appointed as successors to Shaun Brooks and Paul Groves in the club’s youth set-up.

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8:09pm Thu 16 Jan 14

boyerboy says...

Any chance he is acting as chauffeur.......on his way down here from Burnley????????
Any chance he is acting as chauffeur.......on his way down here from Burnley???????? boyerboy
  • Score: 1

8:45pm Thu 16 Jan 14

pete woodley says...

Thought the club were trying to keep the wage bill down.
Thought the club were trying to keep the wage bill down. pete woodley
  • Score: -8

8:58pm Thu 16 Jan 14

matt68 says...

pete woodley wrote:
Thought the club were trying to keep the wage bill down.
they are just replacing Hargreaves,the wage bill is down have u not seen how many players have left on loan? or permanent like Fogden and Thomas?
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Thought the club were trying to keep the wage bill down.[/p][/quote]they are just replacing Hargreaves,the wage bill is down have u not seen how many players have left on loan? or permanent like Fogden and Thomas? matt68
  • Score: 7

10:55pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Dukecherry says...

matt68 wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Thought the club were trying to keep the wage bill down.
they are just replacing Hargreaves,the wage bill is down have u not seen how many players have left on loan? or permanent like Fogden and Thomas?
So the new EH/JT tactic is to release players and bring in coaches. Seems odd, don't you think so?
Where does he come from, by the way? A club that is in automatic promotion and where our manager came from.
Food for thought!!
[quote][p][bold]matt68[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Thought the club were trying to keep the wage bill down.[/p][/quote]they are just replacing Hargreaves,the wage bill is down have u not seen how many players have left on loan? or permanent like Fogden and Thomas?[/p][/quote]So the new EH/JT tactic is to release players and bring in coaches. Seems odd, don't you think so? Where does he come from, by the way? A club that is in automatic promotion and where our manager came from. Food for thought!! Dukecherry
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11:14pm Thu 16 Jan 14

dekayedcherry says...

Interesting choice !!! His playing resume is hardly Championship credentials is it ??. But as Eddie & Jason know him and have worked with him, they obviously know his coaching abilities and as No3 in the 1st team set up will not have that much input. Personally I think Carl Fletcher's knowledge and expertise at this level would give more imput. That said some managers would consider it a threat to have that level of playing experience to close. Never understood why AFCB did not use TedMcDougalls experience in a coaching role over the years ??. I guess good players don't always make good coaches !!!. UTC.
Interesting choice !!! His playing resume is hardly Championship credentials is it ??. But as Eddie & Jason know him and have worked with him, they obviously know his coaching abilities and as No3 in the 1st team set up will not have that much input. Personally I think Carl Fletcher's knowledge and expertise at this level would give more imput. That said some managers would consider it a threat to have that level of playing experience to close. Never understood why AFCB did not use TedMcDougalls experience in a coaching role over the years ??. I guess good players don't always make good coaches !!!. UTC. dekayedcherry
  • Score: 2

12:02am Fri 17 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

pete woodley wrote:
Thought the club were trying to keep the wage bill down.
It is now the 17 Mitchell family members have nearly all gone
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Thought the club were trying to keep the wage bill down.[/p][/quote]It is now the 17 Mitchell family members have nearly all gone cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 2

12:13am Fri 17 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

boyerboy wrote:
Any chance he is acting as chauffeur.......on his way down here from Burnley????????
Just the one passenger or two ?
[quote][p][bold]boyerboy[/bold] wrote: Any chance he is acting as chauffeur.......on his way down here from Burnley????????[/p][/quote]Just the one passenger or two ? cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 0

9:55am Fri 17 Jan 14

molbol says...

cheeriedriteup wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Thought the club were trying to keep the wage bill down.
It is now the 17 Mitchell family members have nearly all gone
17?
[quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Thought the club were trying to keep the wage bill down.[/p][/quote]It is now the 17 Mitchell family members have nearly all gone[/p][/quote]17? molbol
  • Score: 2

2:43pm Fri 17 Jan 14

pete woodley says...

cheeriedriteup wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Thought the club were trying to keep the wage bill down.
It is now the 17 Mitchell family members have nearly all gone
Nice one.
[quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Thought the club were trying to keep the wage bill down.[/p][/quote]It is now the 17 Mitchell family members have nearly all gone[/p][/quote]Nice one. pete woodley
  • Score: 1

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