RUMOURS are already in full swing as to who could replace Eddie Howe as Cherries boss.

The 42-year-old left the club by mutual consent last night, almost eight years since returning and guiding them into the Premier League.

But following last weekend's relegation into the Championship, Howe mutually agreed with Cherries to leave and let someone else step into the hotseat.

Howe's assistant Jason Tindall is currently in interim charge with just two weeks until pre-season begins, and he is the early frontrunner with the bookmakers to get the job on a permanent basis.

Tindall is priced at 4-11 with SkyBet, ahead of former Bristol City boss Lee Johnson (12-1).

Other names linked with the club are experienced trio Garry Monk (9-2), Chris Hughton (10-1) and Paul Cook (16-1), while current Cherries coach Stephen Purches and former England captain John Terry are both available at 16-1.

Ex-Cherries bosses Tony Pulis (16-1) and Harry Redknapp (16-1) are also among the early list of names with the bookies.