Former Burnley boss Sean Dyche admits he’s keen on the Bournemouth job.
The 51-year-old was shockingly axed by the American owners of the Clarets in April after a decade in charge.
But Dyche told SPORTbible: “People go ‘oh you’re hard done by’, we didn’t win enough games, fact. That’s your job as a manager, win enough games. So I will never hide behind that.
“There’s other reasons, millions of different reasons about why but the facts are the facts. We had a team that could have won more games and we didn’t win enough games.”
Dyche continued: “The argument would be, and I said this on parting, that the eight games that were remaining were arguably the best run of games on paper because the Premier League is very difficult.
“But on paper the best run of games of the season, that’s the only thing I couldn’t get.
“I was like ‘well that’s the best run and you’re taking us out two days before the best run’ but the owners are under pressure to make decisions, not an easy decision, a big, brave decision for someone who has been there as long as I have.
“Like I said, with all that being considered, you still got to win enough games and we didn’t do that.”
Newly-promoted Bournemouth are still searching for their next full-time manager after they sacked Scott Parker just four games into this season.
And Dyche admitted that he would be keen on the job, saying: “There’s nothing that I wouldn’t look at.
“Because in my career, I didn’t play in the Premier League but played loads of cup games against Premier League clubs and I played in all the other divisions.
“I managed in the Championship, the Premier League as well. I’d never disrespect any club. I’ve been around the game since I was 16.”