EDDIE Howe said he was “absolutely focused” in his post as Cherries boss – but admitted it was unlikely he would follow in the footsteps of Arsene Wenger.

Howe became the longest-serving manager in the Premier League after the Frenchman stepped down at Arsenal at the end of the season following 22 years.

And while Howe said he was very content in his second spell in the Dean Court hot-seat, he also said he felt longevity in management at one club was a thing of the past.

Asked whether he could see himself "doing a Wenger", the 40-year-old replied: “In some respects, I hope so, but I can’t see it.

“I just don’t think football is built that way now. It’s very difficult for people not to get bored of you.

“I think there is a real need for change at most football clubs. People get impatient so I can’t see it happening again.”

Asked by the Daily Echo whether he was happy in his role, Howe said: “Certainly from my perspective, I am absolutely focused on the summer.

“I want to make sure we keep improving and evolving and keep moving the team forward as much as we can.

“My only focus is on the future and a big summer in terms of coming back better myself.”

Howe, who led Cherries to a fourth successive season in the Premier League following a 12th-place finish, was also asked how far he felt he could take the club.

“I don’t know the answer to that,” he replied. “I have been asked that for the past three, four, five years – what else is there left to achieve?

“My own focus is on the players, the team, getting individuals to improve and getting the team to improve together. What that means beyond that, I don’t know.

“I think the stadium and the training ground, it’s more off the pitch that the club needs a clear path because they are the key things that will improve it for the long term and that is absolutely what we must focus on.

“My job is to focus on the team and the individuals within the team to make sure we are still improving.”

Howe told the Echo he had no update to give on the new stadium and new training ground but admitted the completion of both would help with his position.

He said: “If we had a bigger stadium, if we had a better training ground then, naturally, that helps with players because that is one of the first things they see, one of your first selling points.

“I don’t think it’s the be-all and end-all though. For me, what I have found with players is they are more interested in the processes, the training and how you are going to develop them.

“A lot of players are genuinely interested in the work you are going to do with them rather than the facilities and that has definitely helped us in attracting players.”