JOHN Yems has fired a parting shot at Cherries after the club dispensed with his services as football operations manager.

Yems was brought in by former chairman Eddie Mitchell and had been a member of Eddie Howe's backroom staff for six years.

News of his departure was revealed earlier today by the Mirror under the banner headline 'Bournemouth ditch long-serving coach and blame cash crisis – despite receiving £113m Premier League prize money last season'.

The article also suggested Cherries had "financial problems", were making "cutbacks" and Yems had been told the club could "no longer afford to keep him".

However, the Daily Echo understands there is no cash crisis or financial problems at Vitality Stadium and Cherries merely opted not to renew Yems's contract

In quotes attributed to Yems by the Mirror, he said: “The owner has always been fantastic with me, I’ve still got a very strong relationship with Max and I class it more as a friendship.

“The disappointing thing is with the people who do the day-to-day running of the club and how they’ve handled it after my six years of loyal service.

“To be told there’s no money for the position any more is hard for me to take considering what I’ve given for the club.

“We’ve taken the club up through the divisions, we’re part of a management structure and you don’t expect to be told it’s a financial thing by a Premier League club.”

Yems was taken on by Eddie Mitchell and initially worked under former Cherries director of football Tom Mitchell.

A Cherries statement to the Mirror read: “AFC Bournemouth can confirm that Football Operations Manager John Yems left the club at the end of June, upon the expiry of his contract and following a review of the role. The club would like to thank John for his service over the last five-and-a-half years.”

Yems holds the prestigious UEFA A coaching licence and has previously had spells with Fulham, Crystal Palace, Millwall, Exeter, Torquay and Gillingham.

He also managed Grays and Crawley, helping the Sussex outfit preserve its Conference status on the final day of the 2006-07 season despite a 10-point deduction for financial reasons.