BOURNEMOUTH manager Eddie Howe has been given the full backing of chairman Jeff Mostyn.

The Cherries have yet to win a game this year and their last triumph came on New Year's Eve against Swansea City.

Bournemouth are currently 14th in the league, just six points above the relegation zone, and were hammered 6-3 by Everton on Saturday.

But Mostyn told a national broadcaster that Howe is a "level-headed person" and offered him support.

Mostyn said: "It is always a concern when you are not winning games.

"Over the last three or four years the team gave always had a poor run of form in January and February.

"I am totally convinced we will get back to winning ways."