EDDIE Howe has highlighted the influential role of Jason Tindall in Cherries’ revival and insists: “It is never a one-man show.”
The Cherries manager deflected praise to his assistant and the club’s backroom team following his unbeaten start to life back in Dorset.
Howe has received plaudits from players, fans and chairman Eddie Mitchell for masterminding Cherries’ impressive run since his Dean Court return.
The 34-year-old has hit the headlines for guiding Cherries to within five points of the League One play-off zone following his switch from Burnley.
But Howe believes his staff and number two Tindall also deserve their share of the credit for the transformation of recent weeks.
Tindall assisted Howe during his first spell in the Cherries hot-seat before moving north to continue the partnership at Burnley.
The Londoner then returned to take his place alongside Howe in the Cherries technical area for the second time.
Howe insists the management duo remain as determined as ever to “find an edge” in order to bring success to the Dorset outfit.
He told the Daily Echo: “Jason is, firstly, very loyal, a very hard worker and I think he is an excellent coach.
“We bounce off each other and I am very comfortable with his ideas on the game and my ideas on the game, and they mirror each other very well.
“I think we bring out the best in each other in terms of always trying to push the boundaries to find new ideas, and trying to evolve our coaching style.
“If you are still doing the same drills you did two years ago, you have stood still. We are always trying to find an edge and a new way of doing things.
“I am very thankful to have him by my side and I know we are better as a team than we are individually, so I think that is the important thing.”
Team-mates during their Cherries careers, Howe and Tindall ensured their place in Dean Court folklore during their first stint at the helm. They miraculously saved the club from relegation to the Conference before dramatically winning promotion back to League One, both achievements coming despite severely limited resources.
Howe continued: “No one is going to give you the success or wins and you have to earn every one.
“You do that by working as hard as you can to be as best prepared as you can be. That is very much our motto and we both share that together.”
During their first spell in charge of Cherries, Howe and Tindall were backed up by goalkeeping coach Neil Moss and physio Steve Hard.
Long-serving duo Moss and Hard both remain at the club as part of a hugely increased backroom staff.
Howe added: “It is never a one-man show at any football club and you are only as good as the staff you have around you to help you.
“I am very fortunate here. I am really pleased with the structure of the staff since I have come in.”