HARRY Redknapp has ruled himself out of a return to Cherries as the club seeks a new boss.

Eddie Howe left Cherries by mutual consent last night following several meetings with the board after relegation to the Championship.

Redknapp, who enjoyed nine years and more than 450 games in charge of the club between 1983 and 1992 has been out of management since a brief stint with Birmingham City in 2017.

But the 73-year-old, who also coached at Portsmouth and Southampton throughout his long career, is not looking to return to Vitality Stadium.

"No, I've had my day," said Redknapp when asked on talkSPORT if he was keen on replacing Howe.

Discussing Howe's decision to step away from Cherries, Redknapp continued: "I am surprised. I text him a couple of times this week. I thought he'd look to get them back up next year.

"It (management) is relentless from the moment you wake up. When you're losing you don't sleep. There's no way Eddie would've been sleeping.

"All night you'll fight with the pillow. You're twisting and turning, your head's going, you feel responsible for everybody who loves your football club and supports it.

"You take it with you all day, every day."

He added: "100 years, they (Cherries) had never been in the Championship. It's the equivalent of a Rochdale or Accrington Stanley ending up in the Premier League.

"It's been an absolute miracle what Eddie's achieved here."