GARY O’NEIL wants to make Neil Critchley his right-hand man if he gets the job at Bournemouth.
And the interim boss has lined up highly-rated coach Critchley as a new arrival should he get the job.
Ironically it was Critchley and O’Neil who were linked with the Luton vacancy and were rivals for that.
Instead they may end up working together.
He was previously boss of Blackpool but may be tempted to stay as an assistant.
During his tenure at The Seasiders Critchley earned promotion to the Championship in his first full season.
They finished third in the regular season of League One in 2020/21, winning promotion via the play-offs.
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Meanwhile, O’Neil has seen Bournemouth rocket out of the relegation zone and up to 14th.
Upon replacing Scott Parker at the helm of the Cherries, he has picked up 16 points from a possible 36 – winning four and drawing four from 12 games.