Former Premier League striker Dean Windass has exclusively told Football FanCast that the location could attract Eddie Howe to the Southampton job.
Howe has lived in Bournemouth, which is just more than 30 miles up the South Coast from Southampton, for most of his life having played for the Cherries for 11 years across two spells before taking the club from League Two to the Premier League during his 11 seasons as a manager.
But the 43-year-old has been out of a job since Bournemouth were relegated last season, with strong reports that he’s set to replace Neil Lennon at Celtic.
But with Ralph Hasenhuttl under pressure following Southampton’s wretched Premier League record since the turn of the year – they lie 20th in the 2021 table behind already-relegated Sheffield United – Windass believes that Howe would be an ideal replacement at St Mary’s.
He told Football FanCast:
“That’s a good fit, I don’t think Eddie wants to leave Bournemouth, he’s been there his whole life. Without a shadow of a doubt that would be a good fit, the location for Eddie.”