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AFC Bournemouth: Maxim Demin is a shrewd operator says boss Eddie Howe
Howe provided an insight into Demin after the Russian businessman had boosted his shareholding in the club from 50 to 100 per cent earlier this month.
Demin, who first became involved at Dean Court in October 2011 before purchasing a 50 per cent stake from Jeff Mostyn and Steve Sly, agreed a deal to buy the Mitchell family shareholding when chairman Eddie Mitchell stepped down.
And boss Howe, who has held talks with Demin during the international break, says he is relishing the chance to continue working with the Cherries chief.
Howe told the Daily Echo: “All I can say to the Bournemouth supporters is that he is a very shrewd operator. He has got the club's best interests at heart, he is ambitious and he wants to move the club forward.
“He is investing a lot of time and a lot of money in the club and we have a good working relationship, so I am very excited about the future prospects for the club.
“He is very clear on what he wants and he has got a good team with him as well. I am very keen and looking forward to working with his team of people.”
Howe also revealed that he had addressed his squad to inform them of the changes at the top of the club.
But speaking ahead of today's home clash with Blackpool (3pm), Howe said the news had not distracted his players from events on the field.
He added: “As a player, you will be aware of it. You have to be aware of the situation the club is in.
“But I don't think it changes a player's thought processes or what they do from day to day.
“I certainly addressed the players and had a chat with them when the news broke.
“The club is still moving forward and we are hopeful for a bright future. Max has already done so much for the club and I am sure that will continue.
“I am sure the players will just be keen to go about their business and continue to pick up points. That, really, is all they should be concerned with.”
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