AFC Bournemouth have announced the appointment of Jason Tindall as the club’s new manager.

Tindall, who has served the Cherries for more than 18 years as a player and coach, has put pen to paper on a three-year contract at Vitality Stadium and will be attempting to lead the club back to the Premier League.

The 42-year-old first arrived in Dorset in July 1998 and went on to make 199 appearances in all competitions across two playing spells.

He was later appointed assistant manager to Jimmy Quinn in September 2008 before continuing in the same role under Eddie Howe a few months later.

And Tindall was to be Howe’s assistant from that point on, helping guide AFC Bournemouth to three promotions in six seasons, culminating in a five-year stay in the Premier League.

“It’s an honour and a privilege to be the manager of such a great football club,” Tindall told afcbTV.

“Given the success of the club over the last 12 years, with Eddie in charge and me by his side, I’m not going to come in and rip everything up and start again. I would be a fool to do that.

“But I’m my own person with my own ideas and I will be looking to implement them as soon as we get back on the training ground.

“I know the Championship is a very tough league but my aim is to get this club back into the Premier League at the first time of asking.

“This is a challenge that I feel I’m ready for and one I’m looking forward to.”