JASON Tindall insists owner Maxim Demin remains “very ambitious” and will continue to back the club in their quest to make an immediate return to the Premier League.

The Russian businessman has been involved with Cherries since buying an initial 50 per cent stake in the club in 2011.

He has since helped guide the club up from League One and into the top flight, where they stayed until relegation last month.

Demin released a rare statement to supporters following Cherries’ return to the Championship, insisting he remained “committed” to the club despite relegation.

In it he said: “I do not want the past five years to merely be memories that fade over time. I want to create new memories that match and better the ones that have gone before.”

Asked how his conversations went with Demin after he put himself forward to be the new Cherries boss, Tindall said: “He (Demin) is a very ambitious man.

“He wants success and I think you’ve seen that through the success that the football club’s had over the years.

“That wouldn’t have been possible without his backing and going back to the days when we were in League One, the way he backed the team and then when we were in the Championship the same and then the five years we spent in the Premier League.

“During the decision process in terms of moving forward, it was the discussion that we had and he did say that that’s where he wants to get, he wants to get to the Premier League and he understands to get back there you’re going to need a good team to do it.

“He’s given assurances that’s what we’ll have.”

Cherries recorded a post-tax loss of £32.4million in their annual accounts for the year ending June 30, 2019, up from £10.9million of losses the previous 12 months.

Asked whether Demin would continue to back the club now despite those recent figures, Tindall insisted: “Ever since he’s walked through the doors of the football club, he’s backed the club every step of the way.

“Knowing the ambition of himself and the board, I don’t think that (the financial losses) is on their mind. They’re not going to be changing any time imminently.

“The assurances I’ve had are that they want to get back to the Premier League, they know what it takes and when deciding on the job they made my decision a little bit easier.”

During last season, Cherries were finally granted permission by BCP Council to build a new training ground at the former Canford Magna Golf Club.

The multi-million pound complex will see all footballing activities of the club move to the venue, with first-team training currently taking place next to Vitality Stadium while some of the youth teams work day-to-day at Canford Park Arena.

The development plans remain paused having been put on hold during the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and as Premier League clubs discussed how much money may be owed to broadcasters following the suspension of games.

Cherries had the smallest ground in the Premier League and the 11,364 capacity stadium is still amongst the lowest attendances even in the second tier, with only Luton Town’s Kenilworth Road (10,356) and newly-promoted Wycombe Wanderers (9,448) having smaller grounds.

Discussing what future plans look like off the field for Cherries, Tindall said: “There’s no denying the football club want a new stadium, they want a new training ground and that’s all in the process and all happening behind the scenes.

“When that’s actually ready and when that happens is obviously something that I can’t answer but it’s certainly the vision of the football club and it’s certainly something we want to aim for and want to try and achieve.”