“For me this is achieving the impossible. For all football fans, this is the perfect story and hopefully it gives hope for every club that you can come back from oblivion and get to the Premier League,” said Mostyn.
Only 6 years ago, the Cherries were at the brink footbal doom and were almost liquidated. It was thanks to the bucket collection and a generous £100,000 donation by Mostyn that saved the Cherries.
The 3-0 victory over Bolton took the Cherries three points clear of third-placed Middlesbrough with just one game left.
“We’ve climbed right through the leagues and into the Premier League. It’s just incredible. I don’t think anybody, not even the craziest optimist, would ever have thought this was possible,” he said .
Bournemouth will now battle Watford for the Championship title on the final day of the season with the Hornets holding a one-point advantage over the Cherries.
‘We will survive in the Premier League’
The Cherries will head into next season’s campaign as huge underdogs but Mostyn says.
“I think we’ll survive,” Mostyn said. “We are going up with Watford and we’ve got four points from them this year, we beat QPR last year and we should have got more points from Burnley.
“The reality is we are going to be rubbing shoulders with football’s glitterati next season and we’ll do ourselves proud.
“I am so proud of everybody and my total respect to the owner, the chief executive and all the staff. When I first arrived, we could not afford a first-class stamp.”