JONATHAN Woodgate revealed he was hoping to add a new assistant coach to his backroom staff at Cherries.

Woodgate stepped up from his previous role as caretaker manager at the weekend, to become the club's new boss for the remainder of the season.

Cherries today confirmed the arrival of Gary O'Neil as senior first-team coach, filling the gap left by Woodgate initially stepping into the shoes of former boss Jason Tindall, after he was sacked earlier this month.

Graeme Jones had taken on that coaching role at the club earlier in the season, before leaving for Newcastle and being replaced by Woodgate.

The likes of Simon Weatherstone and Steve Fletcher remain in their coaching roles at Cherries, while Stephen Purches is continuing to act as assistant manager.

However, Woodgate says he is still hoping to bolster his backroom team even further.

Speaking before today's appointment of O'Neil was confirmed, when asked by the Daily Echo if he would be looking for coaching reinforcements now he has been hired as head coach, Woodgate told the Daily Echo: "I’ll look to bring a couple in. I’ll look to bring one more coach and then someone with experience as well.

"My coaching team at Middlesbrough was very good, I was really happy with it. I just wish we’d added something, a bit more experience to it.

"But if I can bring a first-team coach to take my place as I was and then bring another assistant in to work alongside Purchy and myself, that will be even better."