Bournemouth are set to appoint interim coach Gary O’Neil as their permanent manager after talks with former Leeds United coach Marcelo Bielsa broke down.
The 39-year-old took over the reins in August after Scott Parker was sacked.
He has beaten the likes of Everton and Leicester, as well as drawn with Wolves and high-flying Newcastle.
Under O’Neil, Bournemouth have won four, drawn four, and lost four in a total of 12 matches.
The former Portsmouth and Middlesbrough midfielder will soon be named as permanent manager and will be provided with funds for the January transfer window after the Premier League approves Bill Foley’s £120m purchase of the club.
The south coast club are 14th in the Premier League table and will return to action against Newcastle in the League Cup on December 21, barely three days after the World Cup.