A significant managerial change took place in the Championship yesterday, with Scott Parker leaving Fulham for Bournemouth.
Parker spent two-and-a-half years in charge of the London club, guiding them to promotion from the Championship in 2019/20.
But last season, the Cottagers were relegated from the Premier League at the first time of asking, leading to Parker’s departure.
It was confirmed on Monday night that after leaving Fulham by mutual consent, Parker has now decided to take charge of Bournemouth.
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Parker will be looking to raise the Cherries’ spirits after they lost to Brentford in the play-off semi-finals last season, and will no doubt be looking to make his mark on the squad.
Could the 40-year-old look to raid his former club, though? Here, we take a look at two Fulham players Parker should consider taking to Bournemouth with him…
Bournemouth may need to be in the market for a winger or two this summer, with interest likely to emerge in Arnaut Danjuma and David Brooks.
If Danjuma and/or Brooks were to leave, then their sales would generate huge funds for Parker to go out and work with.
Cavaleiro was a key player for him in 2019/20, scoring six goals and chipping in with seven assists in the Championship as they won promotion.
The winger scored three goals in the Premier League last season, too, and it would undoubtedly be a coup to lure him to the South Coast this summer.
They should definitely try, though.
Hector was a key figure for Fulham as they won promotion in 2019/20, making 25 appearances in all competitions.
But the centre-half made only four appearances in the Premier League last season, falling behind Tosin Adarabioyo and Joachim Andersen in the pecking order.
He is out of contract at the end of next season, though, meaning that Fulham could be open to selling this summer rather than potentially lose him for nothing next summer.
He is an imposing figure and would strengthen the Cherries’ back line, with depth needed at the back.