MATT Harrold says joining Cherries is “an opportunity I can’t turn down” as he outlined what his new role will entail at the club.

Former professional striker Harrold, 39, will leave Leyton Orient this summer after seven years at the club, firstly as a player and more recently as a coach.

And, as Harrold explained in an interview with Orient TV, he will be moving to a position more behind the scenes.

“I’ve decided to take an opportunity somewhere else,” he began.

“It was a really hard decision. I think everyone knows how much this place means to me and how amazing the last seven years have been.

“But ultimately, it’s an opportunity I feel I have to take.

“It’s a slightly different role.

“I’ve been in a changing room and out on the training pitches for over 20 years.

“It’s just a role which encapsulates sorting out the loans of the younger players, their elite pathways and in a recruitment role.

“So it’s different. It’s certainly a different kind of role, but it just feels like the time is right and an opportunity I can’t turn down.”

Cherries legend and former Leyton Orient boss Carl Fletcher is currently in that role as loans manager at Vitality Stadium.