Bournemouth boss Iraola signs new contract

football13 May 2024 11:29| © AFP
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Bournemouth manager Andoni Iraola has signed a new contract, extending his stay at the Premier League club until at least the end of the 2025/26 season.

The Spaniard, 41, signed a two-year deal when he joined the south coast club in June last year from Rayo Vallecano.

Bournemouth, who have registered their highest-ever Premier League points total this season, are 11th in the English top flight with one game remaining.

"I'm very happy to sign the contract. For me, it is a matter of renewing the confidence from both sides," Iraola said on Monday.

"We have had a good experience with our first season together in the Premier League, and I am happy that both sides want to continue the relationship further.

"I'm proud that we achieved the points record. We are playing in a difficult competition, with very good opposition. The season started slowly, but I think we improved a lot and are playing in the right way.

Bournemouth owner and chairman Bill Foley said: "Andoni has made a huge impact since arriving at the club and we are thrilled to agree to this extension.

"We have achieved a club-record points tally in the Premier League thanks to a series of excellent performances and results from the team."