Howe committed to Cherries’ cause

Eddie Howe says he continues to want to repay the faith Bournemouth have shown in him as he prepares for his 500th match in charge.

Eddie Howe has ruled himself out of the running for the vacant Everton and Arsenal jobs and says he is 100 per cent committed to Bournemouth.

Everton are the latest club to be looking for a new manager after they dispensed with the services of Marco Silva on Thursday. A poor run of form culminated with them slipping into the relegation places following the heavy defeat to Liverpool on Wednesday night.

Everton have joined Arsenal on the lookout for a new manager after the stuttering reign of Unai Emery came to an end last week, and Howe has been linked with a move to the Gunners in the past but he has also ruled that out.

Howe has more pressing matters in hand with the dreadful form of his Bournemouth side who have lost four on the bounce and slipped to another defeat against 10-man Crystal Palace on Tuesday.

Howe says the recent showings of his own side is so poor he is embarrassed to be linked with the Everton post and he is fully focused on his role at the Vitality Stadium.

He told Sky: “First of all, I am very disappointed for Marco.

“Secondly, I am 100 per cent committed to this club and I am a little bit embarrassed with the speculation if I am honest after our recent run of results.

“It’s come at a bad time because people will then question whether your work has been affected by what’s being said outside.”

Howe will now turn his attention to this weekend’s clash with league leaders Liverpool at the Vitality Stadium as he looks to bring an end to a run of results which has seen them pick up just one win in 10 matches.