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Howe: This is the only club I would have left for
4:44pm Friday 12th October 2012 in Latest Sport
EDDIE Howe insisted Cherries was the only club he would leave Burnley for.
The 34-year-old is set to finalise terms on a three-and-a-half year deal at Goldsands Stadium - less than two years after leaving Dorset for Turf Moor.
Howe, who led Cherries to promotion in his first spell as manager, cited family circumstances as the main reason for returning to his boyhood club.
He said: "It’s been a really tough week. I can’t speak highly enough of Burnley Football Club, the people who work for the club, the players and the supporters, who have all been brilliant to us since we walked through the door, and I would like to thank them for that.
“To leave is incredibly difficult, but I feel it’s a decision I have to make for my family and for personal reasons, which I can’t go into detail on.
“There is only one club I would contemplate leaving Burnley for and that is Bournemouth and that is the situation we found ourselves in.”
Howe and assistant Jason Tindall are expected to be unveiled before Cherries' clash against Leyton Orient at Goldsands Stadium tomorrow.