Patrick Vieira in the race for Bournemouth job

 

Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira is a prominent name on Bournemouth’s shortlist to replace sacked boss Jason Tindall.

Sportsmail revealed Bournemouth’s initial interest in Vieira, whose previous job was with Nice, last week after making the decision to part with Tindall and the Frenchman has made the club’s final shortlist, along with former Huddersfield manager David Wagner.

John Terry, currently assistant coach at Aston Villa, remains an option for the Cherries – and Harry Redknapp’s recent appointment as an advisor could strengthen the Chelsea legend’s cause.

Patrick Vieira

But there are concerns over the former England captain’s lack of experience with sources claiming his appointment is unlikely.

Current caretaker boss Jonathan Woodgate, who has won both games in charge, is not being ruled out following his positive start.

It is understood Frank Lampard has been contacted but the former Chelsea boss is minded to continue his break away from football following his recent dismissal at Chelsea.

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Bournemouth looked at appointing Scott Parker as Eddie Howe’s replacement last summer, but there seems little hope of persuading the 40-year-old to leave his job with Premier League club Fulham.

Final interviews are expected to commence in the next 48 hours with hope of appointing Tindall’s successor soon after.

 

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