Bournemouth have shocked the Premier League by powering into sixth and it is down to Eddie Howe’s great management.
The Cherries were touted for a mid-table finish at best by critics but once again Howe has overachieved with the squad he has.
This is why he would have no problem stepping into the managers job at the likes of Manchester United, who he has been linked with in recent weeks.
Howe has helped Callum Wilson, Ryan Fraser and Josh King become a feared attack and has turned Nathan Ake into one of the most sought-after defenders in the league.
Now imagine if he had the time to work with the already established world class players like Paul Pogba or Romelu Lukaku.
Bournemouth’s attacking style is pleasing on the eye and far from the negative tactics Jose Mourinho uses at United.
Howe, given a chance, would easily benefit the team and would also be able to improve the squad by helping through youth players as he is used to at Bournemouth.
The next time a job comes up in the top six, Howe should be one of the first on the list.
Howe might be doing well with Bournemouth but that is no reason for Manchester United to take a chance on him.
With Bournemouth, Howe has finished in 16th, ninth and 12th in his three Premier League seasons which is not as overachieving as it seems - especially when considering the money Bournemouth have spent.
The club splashed out £20million on Ake as well as £25m on Jefferson Lerma, which has helped him secure safety for the club.
Howe has got Bournemouth into sixth but that is no reason for him to take over a club as big as Manchester United.
United have only got to look at recent history and the appointment of another ‘overachiever’ in David Moyes that ended terribly.
Going to a top six club is drastically different to working with a smaller team.
Budgets are bigger and the need to get signings right first time is crucial when spending millions.
There is no time for settling in or waiting for results to come in, which is why Howe needs more time at Bournemouth before he makes his big move.