Charlie Daniels says it is essential Bournemouth hang onto manager Eddie Howe in order to keep progressing as a club.
Howe has guided the Cherries past the 40-point mark in their debut campaign in the top-flight and, with only four matches remaining, are almost certain to be playing Premier League football next season.
When asked what the club would need to do to keep on progressing, Daniels told Sky Sports Now: “We need to keep Eddie Howe at the club. He is at the forefront of what this club is about.
“His philosophies and everything that goes with it is based around the family club that we have and the team spirit that we have in the team.”