Bournemouth have confirmed they have agreed a compensation package with Burnley to bring Eddie Howe back to Dean Court as manager.

Howe managed the Cherries for two years before moving to Turf Moor last January, and was immediately linked with the post following Paul Groves' exit last week.

Burnley confirmed a package had been agreed, saying in a statement that the 34-year-old had left "for personal and family reasons".

Howe guided Bournemouth to promotion from npower League Two in 2010 but left the club early the following year, signing three-and-a-half-year deal with the Clarets.

He leaves the Lancashire club 16th in the npower Championship, joining a club in the League One relegation zone.