HEAD coach Jonathan Woodgate believes the addition of Joe Jordan on to the backroom staff at Cherries will prove an “astute” acquisition.

Jordan, 69, earned more than 50 caps for Scotland and previously worked with Woodgate at Middlesbrough during the 2016-17 season.

Woodgate also played under Jordan and Harry Redknapp during his time at Tottenham.

The new Cherries coach has watched both games against Cardiff City and Watford from the stands at Vitality Stadium.

“Joe will be really astute for us,” said Woodgate.

“He’s got experience in the game, he’s been a manager, been a caretaker manager – has been a fantastic player. He’s someone I know and I can trust also.

“He’s a real top man and if you meet him, you’ll understand why.

“He will be so honest with you and I think that’s what you like in a coach and as a manager.

“Joe will bring lot of experience to the group. There’s a few of us who are younger in that group - so he will bring some more knowhow into the group and it’ll be good for us.”

Having also brought in Gary O’Neil to bolster his coaching structure, Woodgate believes he is pleased with the way his setup is assembled.

“I needed a first-team coach and I’ve got that in Gary O’Neil,” he added.

“I needed someone with that bit of experience, who has been there and done it and that’s Joe Jordan.

“I’ve got an assistant manager with Purchy (Stephen Purches) as well, who has been fantastic for me coaching wise – so my staff is as it is, at the minute.”