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Howe: Aiming to repay Demin's faith

Howe: Aiming to repay Demin's faith

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is hoping to repay the faith Russian Businessman Maxim Demin has put into the club.

Following 22 months as co-owner alongside former Cherries chairman Eddie Mitchell, Demin purchased the remaining 50% shareholding of the club from the Mitchell family in September 2013.

Demin has invested heavily in AFC Bournemouth, both off and on the pitch, but in January investment was heavily concentrated on changes to the backroom staff and playing squad.

Former manager Paul Groves and assistant Shaun Brooks, who had been working in the youth set up since October 2012 left the club, with the additions of Joe Roach and Carl Fletcher as academy and youth team managers.

Simon Weatherstone left Burnley to become first team coach following the departure of Chris Hargreaves as he was announced as Torquay United manager.

AFC Bournemouth top scorer Lewis Grabban was convinced to stay at Dean Court despite Brighton triggering a £1.1million release clause. The Cherries top scorer eventually signed a new deal with the club.

Whilst Eddie Howe also used the January transfer window to improve both the first team and development squads.

Josh O`Hanlon, Ben Whitfield and Jonathan Muleba all made the move to join up with the squad, while Lee Camp made the move from West Brom on a free transfer, Adam Smith joined from Tottenham for a reported fee of £250,000 and Yann Kermogrant made the move from Charlton for transfer in the region of £400,000.

Howe told the Daily Echo...

"We were very pleased with the business we did during the month. Keeping our best players is always one of the biggest tests for us and that was always the aim.

"We want to try to build and progress with the squad we have and selling anybody would have been a real negative. It was close with Grabbs but we were delighted to have kept everybody.

"Without Max, we wouldn`t be where we are now so he deserves a lot of credit for what he has done to the football club, not just in terms of the money he has spent but the way he conducts his business. We are hopeful we can bring success to him long term and repay that faith."


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Date:Thursday February 6 2014
Time: 10:37AM

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