JASON Tindall revealed he was pestered to take the job at Cherries by his 10-year-old son.

Tindall, who is targeting an immediate Premier League return for Cherries following relegation, was away on holiday when he learned long-serving predecessor Eddie Howe was leaving.

The 42-year-old subsequently discussed the situation with his wife, conversations that were picked up on by persistent son Levi, a member of the club's youth team.

“It was a week that I certainly wasn't expecting going into the holiday,” said Tindall.

“When he (Howe) finally made his decision to step away from management for the time being it was a shock for me.

"When I sat down and spoke to the family and was deciding on what to do, there wasn't many choices in terms of do I put my name forward to be considered for the job or do I step away and take time out or do I sort of stay in the background and continue that way.

"Pressure from my son as well, he's a big football enthusiast. Asking me if I'm going to be the manager and the more I said to him I'm not sure, the more he said 'well what else are you going to do!?'. When I asked myself that question, that made my decision a little bit easier."

Tindall added: “He (Levi) is obsessed with football, he's been born into football. I don't think he's ever missed a home game from what I can remember. He plays football every day and has done very well himself on a personal level for the last few days. He lives and breathes football, so he's really excited.

“We were away on holiday at the time and me and my wife were having discussions and kids being kids are listening in and hearing what's going on.

“Because they know how close our relationship was and what that entailed then you're getting the questions of, 'what are you going to do, dad?'.

"And that's where it started. The more I thought about it, the more – I'd say, every couple of hours – I had got my son in my ear, 'dad, what are you going to do? Are you going to be manager? Are you going to be manager?'.

“The more you then think, 'what am I going to do?', you then think a little bit deeper and you end up coming to the decision that I ended up making."