Former Portsmouth midfielder Gary O’Neil takes on Bournemouth coaching role
Bournemouth have appointed former Portsmouth midfielder Gary O’Neil as their first-team coach.
The 37-year-old, who retired from playing at the end of the 2018/19 season, has recently worked as Liverpool Under-23s assistant boss.
O’Neil played with Bournemouth boss Jonathan Woodgate at Middlesbrough.
Woodgate told Bournemouth’s official website: “I’ve known Gary for a number of years, having played with him at Middlesbrough.
“He comes highly recommended from Liverpool and has a great knowledge of the game and an appetite to never stop learning.
“Gary is going to bring something different to the coaching staff. He’s a new voice to the players, someone who has no connection to Bournemouth and I believe that an outside pair of eyes are important for us.
“I’m really looking forward to Gary joining our staff.”