GOALKEEPER Asmir Begovic insisted new boss Jonathan Woodgate had taken in his stride a whirlwind few weeks before being named Cherries’ new boss.

Woodgate had today been announced as the new head coach at Cherries, succeeding Jason Tindall on a short-term deal until the end of the season.

The 41-year-old has been at the club less than three weeks, with his initial appointment as first-team coach coming on February 1.

Woodgate was placed in temporary charge on February 3, following the sacking of Tindall less than 24 hours previously.

The former England centre-back has since presided over five games at the helm, winning three, drawing one and losing one.

Asked about Woodgate when speaking after Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Queens Park Rangers, Begovic told the Daily Echo: “It’s all come thick and fast for him as well but he’s such an experienced guy – has been round the game a long time and a great personality who can take this kind of stuff in his stride.

“He’s done really well so far and it’s rubbed off on the team. I think we have been much-improved over the past couple of weeks.

“We can’t let Saturday affect us too much and we just have to put it right on Wednesday.”