Mitchell coy about Redknapp link

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Harry Redknapp began his management career with Bournemouth in 1983
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Harry Redknapp began his management career with Bournemouth in 1983

Chairman Eddie Mitchell is refusing to be drawn on suggestions Harry Redknapp could take charge of Bournemouth - even if just on a caretaker basis.

The npower League One club are looking for a new manager after parting company with Paul Groves and his assistant Shaun Brooks. It came less than 24 hours after the 3-1 defeat to Crawley which sent the Cherries fifth from bottom, with just one win from 10 League games.

Former Tottenham boss Redknapp recently returned to the south-coast club in an advisory role. But when asked whether Redknapp could take caretaker charge for Saturday's trip to Coventry, Mitchell told Hot Radio: "We've spoken about the football club and the best way forward and Harry knows my feelings but I can't say much more than that."

Redknapp, who began his career in management with Bournemouth in 1983, and former manager Eddie Howe, now at Burnley, are the early bookmaker favourites for the job.

Mitchell added: "Harry is his own man and he's got the capability to manage at a club much higher than a League One club, but that's where we are at the moment."

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