EDDIE Howe believes he is the right man to drag Cherries away from Premier League relegation danger - and dismissed suggestions he had been asked to resign.

The 42-year-old has come under pressure having seen his side take just four points from their past 11 top-flight games and slip two points adrift of safety.

He is preparing his team for a crucial bottom of the pile showdown at Norwich tomorrow (3pm).

Asked if he had been asked to step down as manager, Howe replied: "No, there's no truth in that."

No club has now scored fewer goals than Cherries in the division this campaign, with just two coming in their past eight league games.

The Dorset club were booed off by supporters after their 3-0 home defeat to Watford last time out.

Quizzed on the crowd’s reaction, the boss replied: “It’s not nice, but it doesn’t sting in any way because I was probably joining them.

“The feeling that they had is the feelings that I had. It’s the feelings that the players had.

“You have to be very open and honest when you don’t perform. You can’t hide away from it.

“So I had no problem with that. I shared that reaction. It wasn’t an unjust one.

“I’ve always said the responsibility is on us to change that, the next time we play at home we’d love to have a different reaction at the final whistle but only we can change that.”

Asked whether he was confident he was still the man to turn things around at Cherries, Howe replied: “I’m always reflecting, every game, every training session, that reflection has always been one of my biggest strengths because that’s when you hopefully grow and learn and continue to improve."

He added: "It’s a difficult moment, a negative moment, we’ve got to find ways to improve and change our results, change our performances.

"I’m absolutely confident we can do that. I’ve seen a good reaction from the players this week, very focused, very driven to help ourselves out of the position that we’re in and change the mood. That’s what we’ve got to do."