CHERRIES' head of sports science Dan Hodges has been charged following the 1-0 defeat to Manchester City on Saturday.

It is alleged Hodges' behaviour following the final whistle of the Premier League fixture at Vitality Stadium amounts to improper conduct.

He has until 6pm on Friday to respond.

Hodges has been head of sports science at Cherries since 2012. Prior to joining the backroom staff at the Dorset club, he gained experience in his chosen field at Rochdale and Manchester City.