JASON Tindall said his mission was to get Cherries back into the Premier League “at the first time of asking” after he was announced as the club’s new manager.

The 42-year-old has agreed a three-year contract to succeed Eddie Howe in the hotseat at Vitality Stadium, stepping up from his previous role as assistant manager.

“It’s an honour and a privilege to be the manager of such a great football club,” Tindall told afcbTV.

“Given the success of the club over the last 12 years, with Eddie in charge and me by his side, I’m not going to come in and rip everything up and start again. I would be a fool to do that.

“But I’m my own person with my own ideas and I will be looking to implement them as soon as we get back on the training ground.

“I know the Championship is a very tough league but my aim is to get this club back into the Premier League at the first time of asking.

“This is a challenge that I feel I’m ready for and one I’m looking forward to.”

Cherries are set to be back in pre-season training on Monday, August 17. Their Championship campaign is set to commence on the weekend of September 12.