CHERRIES' new head coach Jonathan Woodgate thanked the club for the chance to continue in his role for the rest of the season, adding: "I've enjoyed minute of it."

Woodgate only arrived on the south coast on February 1, appointed as a first-team coach under boss Jason Tindall to replace Graeme Jones, who had left to join Newcastle.

Two days later and the 41-year-old had been thrust into the role of caretaker manager after Tindall had been sacked.

Woodgate has taken charge of five games for Cherries since, winning three and drawing one, and was today handed the reins as head coach on a deal until the end of this season.

Posting via his official Instagram account, former Middlesbrough boss Woodgate said: "I’d like to thank AFC Bournemouth for giving me the opportunity to continue as head coach until the end of the season.

"It’s been a whirlwind few weeks, but I’ve enjoyed every minute of it, and my family love it here.

"AFCB is a fantastic club and everyone has been so welcoming and helpful. We’ve got 15 games left and plenty of hard work ahead. It’s all to play for."