CHERRIES coach Jonathan Woodgate will temporarily take charge of the club’s first team, following the departure of Jason Tindall.

The Dorset club parted company with 43-year-old Tindall after Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.

Woodgate’s temporary appointment comes just two days after he officially agreed to join Tindall’s backroom staff.

Cherries have also confirmed the club’s board would “conduct full and thorough due diligence on suitable external candidates” before undertaking an interview process to find a permanent manager.

Woodgate will oversee training and take charge of Saturday’s Championship clash with Birmingham on Saturday.

The 41-year-old’s only other managerial experience came at Middlesbrough– where he won nine out of 41 games in all competitions.

Nunthorpe-born Woodgate represented the likes of Leeds, Newcastle, Real Madrid and Tottenham as a player, before finishing his playing career with Middlesbrough.

He was appointed manager of Boro in 2019 but was sacked at the Riverside in June 2020.

Woodgate arrived at Cherries as a replacement for Graeme Jones, who left last week to join Newcastle United.