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3 Scott Parker alternatives that AFC Bournemouth could consider amid recent news

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Bournemouth are set to miss out on appointing Scott Parker as their new manager, according to a recent report from The Sun

It is claimed that the Cherries’ failure to win promotion into the Premier League this season has cost them a chance to appoint the Fulham manager.

Parker remains in charge of Fulham at this moment in time, despite them being relegated from the Premier League last season, after a brief spell in the top flight.

It was previously reported by The Sun that Parker could have been tempted by a move to the Vitality Stadium earlier this year, with Bournemouth eyeing promotion into the Premier League.

However, the Cherries were beaten by Brentford in their play-off semi-final, which condemned them to another season in England’s second tier.

We take a look at THREE Scott Parker alternatives that AFC Bournemouth could consider amid their recent update on the Fulham boss.

Chris Wilder

Wilder has been out of work since his time with Sheffield United came to an end in March 2021, after a number of poor results in the Premier League.

The 53-year-old’s talks with West Brom reportedly broke down in recent weeks, and he could turn out to be a good appointment by the Cherries this summer.

Wilder has experience of managing at this level, having guided Sheffield United to promotion into the Premier League earlier in his tenure with the Blades.

Michael Appleton 

Appleton has impressed whilst in charge of League One side Lincoln City, as he guided them to the play-offs in the 2020/21 season.

But they fell short in their efforts to win promotion into the Championship, after a narrow 2-1 defeat to Blackpool in the play-off final.

Appleton has been linked with the managerial vacancy at West Brom earlier this summer, and could be a shrewd appointment by the Cherries ahead of the new league campaign.

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Roberto Di Matteo 

Di Matteo might seem like somewhat of a ‘long-shot’ for the Cherries to look at appointing as their new manager, but it shouldn’t be ruled out.

The former Chelsea boss has managed at Championship level earlier in his managerial career, having taken charge of Aston Villa whilst they were in the second tier.


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