DAN Gosling admitted it had been “no surprise” to see Eddie Howe linked with jobs away from Vitality Stadium but insisted: “I am sure and hopeful he will see this through here.”

The Daily Mail last week linked the Cherries boss as a “possible replacement” to Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham – before Jose Mourinho stepped into the hotseat in north London.

Sky Sports this week reported 42-year-old Howe had been “of interest” to replace Marco Silva at Everton, while Football Insider claimed he had “emerged as the first choice” to succeed Manuel Pellegrini at West Ham.

But Gosling insisted Cherries’ players did not read too much into the speculation.

Speaking to the Daily Echo before the links to Everton and West Ham emerged, the 29-year-old said: “He’s been linked with a few over the years, to be fair.

“It’s no surprise. Any job that comes up, good managers get linked and he’s done a great job here, so I am sure he’s going to get linked with clubs in the future.

“But he is obviously very happy here. He is building something. Obviously, we are going to the (new) training ground and there’s talk of the (new) stadium.

“I am sure and hopeful he will see this through here.”

He added: “We (the players) don’t really read too much into it. If it happens, it happens. It’s a bit like the lads – if they go, they go.

“There’s nothing really we can do about it, especially the managers’ side. We don’t get involved in that sort of stuff.”

Gosling returned from a hip injury to feature in his first Premier League game since April during Cherries’ 2-1 defeat to Wolves last time out.

He could feature when Howe’s men make the trip to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium tomorrow (3pm) – Mourinho’s first home league game in charge.

“Jose Mourinho is a top manager and they are a top club, so they go sync in sync together,” said the Cherries midfielder.

“His CV speaks for itself. I was a huge fan of him in his first stint at Chelsea.

“I follow football all around the world and Inter Milan – what a great team. Real Madrid, obviously he did well there stopping that Barcelona team as well. You can’t knock his record at all.

“Their first home league game (under Mourinho) is against us, so we have to go there, match their desire and the positivity around the place.

“We’ve got to go there in a good frame of mind and, if we do that, we will give them a game. If not, it’s going to be a tough day.”