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Cherries: How the Eddie Howe saga unfolded
3:45pm Friday 12th October 2012 in Cherries News
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3
The Echo’s Neil Perrett exclusively reveals Howe is Cherries’ top target, just hours after Paul Groves’s departure as manager.
TWEET – @neilperrettecho: Ex-#afcb boss Eddie Howe understood to be the club’s first choice to succeed Paul Groves as manager.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4
Burnley issue a hands-off warning after Howe is heavily linked with Cherries’ post.
Cherries captain Miles Addison urges club chiefs to take their time in selecting a new boss.
Chairman Mitchell claims Cherries are unlikely to appoint a manager from a higher division.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5
Mitchell tells the Echo he has held talks with potential managerial candidates.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7
Karl Robinson is linked with the Cherries vacancy.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 8
MK Dons chairman Pete Winkelman tells the Echo there has been no official approach for Robinson.
TWEET – @neilperrettecho: If I was to open a book on the next #afcb boss, these would be my odds: No offers E Howe, 3-1 K Robinson, 3-1 AN Other (manager of L1 club).
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9
Mitchell suggests Cherries will move for an out-of-work manager amid speculation linking Steve Cotterill with the club.
Rumoured target Robinson says the Cherries job is “one of the best” in the Football League.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10
Mitchell remains tight-lipped amid growing speculation surrounding Howe.
Mitchell tells the Echo he is “optimistic” he will find the right man for the job. Echo reports that Howe is understood to remain top of Cherries’ managerial wish-list.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11
Echo reports Howe is set to be named Cherries’ new boss – if a compensation package can be agreed with Burnley.
Mitchell confirms to the Echo Cherries have lodged an official approach with Burnley to speak to Howe, adding the two clubs are “close” to an agreement.
Burnley confirm they have received an “unwanted” approach but that no agreement has been reached and permission has not been granted for Cherries to speak to Howe.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12
Mitchell tells the Echo he expects Howe and Tindall to attend Cherries' clash against Leyton Orient.
Sky Sports' Mark McAdam tweets quoting Cherries director Tom Mitchell as having agreed terms with Burnley for Howe's return, which is confirmed by Eddie Mitchell.
Burnley and Cherries confirm via Twitter that the clubs have agreed a compensation package for Howe.