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Pressure mounting on Andoni Iraola after winless start at Bournemouth

According to sources, Bournemouth is contemplating the future of their head coach, Andoni Iraola, if they fail to secure their first Premier League victory this weekend. In the summer, the Cherries brought in Iraola, a highly-regarded coach, after parting ways with Gary O’Neil, who had successfully guided the club to safety following his appointment to succeed Scott Parker earlier in the season.

Iraola’s tenure at the Vitality Stadium has been marked by difficulties, with Bournemouth currently languishing in second-to-last place in the Premier League. They have yet to secure a win in their eight games this season, and the pressure intensified over the weekend when former boss O’Neil, now with Wolves, led his team to a 2-1 victory on the south coast.

Insiders have informed 90min that Bournemouth remains supportive of Iraola, but if they do not manage to defeat Burnley on Saturday, it could lead to serious consequences for the Spanish coach.

While the club is not actively seeking to replace Iraola, they do have candidates in mind. One such candidate is former Leeds manager Jesse Marsch, who piqued Bournemouth’s interest during the summer.

Iraola is under pressure at Bournemouth

The decision to part ways with O’Neil and swiftly secure Iraola came from the club’s new owner, Bill Foley. Iraola, who had previously built his reputation with Rayo Vallecano in Spain, had turned down an opportunity to take charge at Leeds United earlier in the year.

In a recent statement, Foley acknowledged his role in the change and explained that the idea to appoint Iraola originated from the club’s sporting director, Richard Hughes. He shared that he was convinced by Hughes and one of his top assistants, Simon Francis, about Iraola’s potential. They believed that Iraola could be an agent of change, which aligned with Foley’s goal of improving and becoming more effective. Foley also accepted responsibility for the decision and was prepared to take ownership if it turned out to be a mistake.


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