Groves sacked by Bournemouth for poor start

Bournemouth have parted company with their manager Paul Groves and his assistant Shaun Brooks.

The big spending club's chairman Eddie Mitchell announced the departures following the 3-1 defeat at Crawley on Tuesday, which left Bournemouth fifth from bottom in League One. The move comes less than a month after they brought in former manager Harry Redknapp in an advisory capacity.