Woodgate has 'no idea' if he will be in charge for Cherries' next game
CARETAKER boss Jonathan Woodgate insisted he had “no idea” whether he would still be at the helm for Cherries’ next game – despite piloting them to the last eight of the FA Cup.
Goals from Junior Stanislas and Sam Surridge earned Woodgate’s Cherries their second victory on the spin, having seen off Burnley 2-0 at Turf Moor.
It meant the Dorset club progressed to the quarter-finals of the competition for the first time since 1957.
No time scale has yet been set on the club’s board naming a new manager, with the Dorset outfit next in action at Nottingham Forest in the Championship on Saturday (12.30pm).
Asked whether he would be in charge of that game, Woodgate said: “To be honest with you, I have no idea.
“I will just wait to hear and do what happens from there.
“If I am asked to, not a problem, I will give it my best shot. Set up the team and have a game plan to play against Forest.”
Surridge tapped home a Jack Stacey cross after 21 minutes in Lancashire – before being brought down by Kevin Long in the box late on.
Stanislas smashed home the resulting spot-kick to put the gloss on a morale-boosting night for Woodgate’s troops.
“It was really impressive. I thought we were first-class,” added the manager.
“Right from the start of the game, we had a game plan of how we wanted to play.
“I thought we were compact, good behind the ball. I can’t remember a save Asmir had to make.
“I thought we could have been two or three up at half-time from counter-attacking down the sides.
“It’s just nice to win football matches really and increase the confidence in the players.
“With back-to-back wins against a tough Birmingham side and then to come here and win 2-0, it’s got to breed confidence around the dressing room.”
Woodgate has only been with the club just over a week, having been brought in by former boss Jason Tindall as a first-team coach earlier this month.
Asked how much he was enjoying steering the ship for Cherries, he replied: “I am loving it, of course. I have been given that responsibility to go and manage a good football club.
“I’m doing that, I’m enjoying it and all I’m looking at is the next game. The next game is Forest, if I’m in charge.”