JONATHAN Woodgate departs and a new chapter begins at The Vitality Stadium.

Appointed after Jason Tindall left the club, his four months in charge have been an emotional rollercoaster for both the club and fans.

This was an amazing opportunity for Jonathan Woodgate and his backroom staff.

So near yet so far in the playoffs, but the squad has benefitted from his coaching, development and knowledge of the game at the highest level.

Thank you Jonathan Woodgate for your time on the south coast, you go with our appreciation and best wishes for the future.

PAUL NEEVES Elise Close, Bournemouth