Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson is a contender to become Bournemouth’s new manager.

The 45-year-old former Cherries midfielder is on the club’s list to replace Eddie Howe. Bournemouth, who were relegated from the Premier League last week, are aiming for a swift appointment with next season’s Sky Bet Championship campaign starting on September 12.

Current caretaker Jason Tindall is also in the running with the club seriously considering an internal appointment. But, if they opt to look externally, Bournemouth are tempted to lure Robinson back to the club where he enjoyed a successful six-year spell as a player.

Robinson also played with several current staff members during his time at Dean Court, including Tindall and technical director Richard Hughes. He made 288 appearances, scoring 62 goals, for Bournemouth before joining Preston in 2000.

Former Northern Ireland international Robinson has impressed on a tight budget at Fir Park and has guided Motherwell into the Europa League after finishing third last season. He was a candidate for the Northern Ireland job earlier this season before Ian Baraclough was confirmed as Michael O’Neill’s successor in June.