Eddie Howe was adamant speculation linking him with England had not been a distraction in the build up to the Watford draw.

Howe not distracted by England draw

Howe not distracted by England draw

Howe on Thursday played down suggestions he would be Sam Allardyce's successor as England boss and repeated his focus was on Bournemouth after the Premier League clash.

"It's been the easiest thing in the world for me," he told reporters.

"Football and the day-to-day workings of the job are what I love to do.

"So, no disrespect, I don't take a blind bit of notice of anything that is written or said because I have to focus on the football and the players I have here."

Howe has indicated that at some point in the future he may think again about the England job but for now he is fully focused on his role at the Vitality Stadium.