CHERRIES' hierarchy are keeping their options open as they continue their search for a new boss, with Jason Tindall yet to decide if he wishes to put himself forward for the role.

The club have been without a manager since Eddie Howe left by mutual consent on Saturday, following the club's relegation to the Championship.

Howe's long-time assistant boss Tindall is currently in interim charge and the odds-on favourite with bookmakers to take the job on a full-time basis.

The Daily Echo understands chief executive Neill Blake, technical director Richard Hughes and club owner Maxim Demin are working together to select the right candidate to replace Howe and have an idea of who they would like to speak to regarding the vacancy.

The club are not ruling out making an internal appointment with Tindall, Stephen Purches and Mark Molesley all among those linked with the role, but equally are open to appointing an external candidate. Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson is reportedly a contender, according to the Press Association.

The Daily Echo understands Tindall is currently weighing up whether or not he wishes to put himself forward to replace Howe, with Cherries open to the idea of him joining their list of candidates to be considered for the role.

With less than two weeks until players return for pre-season on August 17, Cherries are looking to make an appointment sooner rather than later, but won't be rushed into appointing the wrong candidate.

Meanwhile, Nathan Ake is expected to complete his £41million move to Manchester City in the next couple of days after the club accepted a bid for the Dutchman last week.

David Brooks, Aaron Ramsdale and Joshua King have all been linked with moves away from Cherries this week, but the Daily Echo understands no bids have received for any players other than Ake.