On Monday night Bournemouth defeated Bolton 3-0 at the Goldsands Stadium to claim a place in the Premier League next season.
The Cherries have one game of the Championship campaign to go and are three points clear of third-place Middlesbrough.
However, the side from the north east have a goal difference which is 19 less than the Cherries, so would need an unrealistic turnaround to be promoted.
Aitor Karanka’s side are now likely to concentrating on making sure they now finish third by beating struggling Brighton at the Riverside Stadium on Saturday, while Bournemouth will be hoping to secure the title with a visit to Charlton.
The club from Dorset have achieved an unreal rise from the bottom division of English football to the Premier League in just six years.
It is like something from a work of fiction, or even a story that people tell on Football Manager forums. However, this is a real life achievement by an incredible football club.
The Cherries boss Eddie Howe is the man responsible for the club rising from the ashes, as the 37-year-old has inspired three promotions in those short six years.
He even had time to endure a short unsuccessful spell in charge of Burnley, before returning to his spiritual home.
Howe has overseen quite a transformation in the clubs fortunes and barring a completely freak set of results on Saturday will be a Premier League boss next season.
He deserves the chance to take on the best. The likes of club chairman Jeff Mostyn and Owner Maxim Demin also deserve massive credit for putting their time, effort and in Demin’s case money into the club.
No doubt the Cherries will enjoy their time in the Premier League and in Howe they have one of the brightest young bosses in the English game.
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