O’Neil proud of 2 years at Bournemouth since Liverpool departure

Bournemouth manager Gary O’Neil has reflected on it being two years since he arrived at the club.

He left his then job at Liverpool’s academy to take a role in the staff of then manager Jonathan Woodgate.

He then worked with Scott Parker, before getting the interim and permanent manager’s positions.

Asked about those two years, per Daily Echo, O’Neil said: “Enjoyable, firstly. Obviously stopping playing is never easy, especially when it’s an injury that causes it.

“So to go from stopping playing, doing a little while at Liverpool, who helped me of course, and then come down here to help Jonathan.

“We fell just short of promotion the first time, but one of the remits when I came to the club was to help the club get back to the Premier League.

“So, pleased that I managed to play a part in that, at the second time of asking.

“Now obviously roles have changed a little bit and I’m responsible for trying to keep the club in the Premier League, which is what I spend most of my time now working on.

“I’ve enjoyed it. It’s a fantastic club, good people, good staff, a fantastic group of players willing to work and a fanbase that are always behind the players and supporting as best they can.

“So an enjoyable couple of years for me.”

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