They tweeted the statement: "Eddie Howe has left #afcb by mutual consent.
"It's been an unbelievable journey, thank you so much for the memories Eddie."
Howe said: "Having spent a total of 25 years with the club as both a player and a manager this decision is one of the hardest I’ve ever had to make. Now is the right time for the club to go in a new direction."
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