CAPTAIN Steve Cook feels Jonathan Woodgate has made a "huge case" to continue in his role as Cherries head coach beyond the end of this season.

Woodgate took the reins at Cherries, initially on an interim basis, in February. He was later handed a deal until the end of the campaign and has won 12 of his 20 matches in charge.

The regular Championship season finishes tomorrow, before Cherries then prepare the play-offs.

Asked how much of a case Woodgate has made to continue in his role beyond the end of this season, Cook told BBC Radio Solent: "A huge case. He's been brilliant.

"The lads really enjoy working under him. He's galvanised the team together.

"We went on an amazing run. Everyone wrote us off. I don't think people thought we would make the play-offs with Cardiff hitting form, Middlesbrough and Reading.

"But up until the Brentford game we were one of the form teams in Europe I think. So he's done an outstanding job.

"Who knows where we're going to be next year, but I think the job that he's done with the lads kind of speaks for itself.

"So I don't know what the club and the gaffer at the moment have planned, but I think he's put his name forward for whatever league we're in."

Woodgate was today named as the Championship's manager of the month.

It is the second time he has won the awarded, having previously taken the trophy in December 2019, during his time in charge of Middlesbrough.