The new Bournemouth boss has revealed how his family influenced his decision to accept the new role.
Jason Tindall has been Howes assistant for more than 11 years in two spells with Bournemouth, either side of a 21-month stint at Burnley, and the pair have remained in contact.
He was away on holiday when he learned long-serving predecessor Eddie Howe was leaving. It seems that while he discussed the situation with his wife, his ten year old son Levi, a member of the club’s youth team picked up on the conversations. From that point on he did what any good ten year old would.
And it was the persistent question of ‘What are you going to do, Dad? Are you gonna be manager?” that played a huge part in his decision.
Tindall’s only previous managerial role came at non-league club Weymouth between 2007 and 2008. But he will be targeting an immediate Premier League return for the Cherries following relegation on the last day.
He does not know what his former colleague next’s career step will be but does not expect Howe to walk away from football completely.