Eddie Howe has left his role as Bournemouth manager by mutual consent, leaving the recently relegated Premier League side as the latest club to be searching for a new manager.

The 42-year-old was unable to keep the Cherries in the Premier League, with relegation confirmed on the final day despite a 3-1 victory at Everton.

Fellow relegated club Watford are also on the lookout after dispensing with the services of Nigel Pearson last month, while Bristol City have been searching for over a month since the sacking of Lee Johnson. 

However, Birmingham City sourced their replacement for Pep Clotet over the weekend, announcing former Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest boss Aitor Karanka as the new man at the helm.

Wigan, whose appeal against a 12-point penalty which saw them relegated from the Championship was heard on Friday, also confirmed the departure of Paul Cook on Saturday.

Howe departs Bournemouth after more than 450 games in charge across two spells at the Vitality Stadium and admitted the time was right for a change in an open letter to supporters.

It read: "Having spent a total of 25 years with the club as both a player and a manager, this decision - made together with the club - is one of the hardest I've ever had to make.

"However, although the affection and love I have for this football club will always remain, we collectively feel that now is the right time for the club to go in a new direction.

"Bournemouth will always be in my heart, but I firmly believe that now is the right time for the club to have a change."