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Last Updated: Friday, 6 October 2006, 09:56 GMT 10:56 UK
Brown leads Cherries' boss race
Phil Brown
Brown is a contender to take over at Dean Court
Former Derby County boss Phil Brown is now believed to be leading the race for the vacant manager's position at Bournemouth, reports BBC Radio Solent.

Ex-England striker Les Ferdinand has pulled out of contention, following an interview with the club.

Meanwhile former Portsmouth and Southampton assistant Kevin Bond - recently sacked by Newcastle - is also in the running for the Dean Court post.

Chairman Abdul Jaffer is confident about making a quick appointment.

He told BBC Radio Solent: "We will have three or four people on the shortlist, probably three experienced managers, and one who was a good solid player.

"I'm very certain that our aim is to have a new man in place by the early to middle part of next week."

The club received over 20 applications to replace former boss Sean O'Driscoll, who ended a 23-year association with the Cherries earlier this month to become the new manager of Doncaster.

But Ferdinand will not get the job, with Jaffer confirming: "The club and Les have had informal discussions and Les has decided at this time he does not wish to take this any further."

SEE ALSO
Bournemouth begin manager search
09 Sep 06 |  Bournemouth
O'Driscoll named Doncaster boss
08 Sep 06 |  Doncaster


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