Bournemouth have parted company with manager Jimmy Quinn following a meeting of the club's new board on New Year's Eve.

The Cherries currently sit second-bottom of Coca-Cola League Two, seven points from safety after beginning the season on minus 17 points due to entering administration.

Quinn, 49, leaves his post just 121 days after taking over from Kevin Bond in September. He took charge of 24 matches, winning five times in the league.

Quinn's final match at the helm resulted in a 2-0 defeat at home to Barnet on Sunday.

Eddie Howe has been named caretaker manager and will take charge for the League Two clash with Darlington on Saturday.

News of Quinn's departure came just hours after Cherries chairman Paul Baker stood down after selling his shareholding in the club to a consortium headed by Bournemouth-based businessman Adam Murry.

"AFC Bournemouth have today parted company with Manager Jimmy Quinn. The move follows a board meeting held this evening with the new AFC Bournemouth board," read a statement on club website www.afcb.co.uk.

"The club would like to take this opportunity to thank Jimmy for his efforts over the last four months and wishes him every success in the future."

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