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Amid social media comments Fulham fans will hope key figure is going to stay put

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Fulham manager Scott Parker has been favoured by some West Ham fans on social media to replace Manuel Pelligrini should he be sacked by the club, but should it worry Fulham fans?

Sitting in 3rd-place of the Championship on the back of a four-game winning streak, Fulham and Scott Parker have a lot to look forward to this season.

Hopes were high going into this season despite relegation from the Premier League in the last. Parker brought in a host top-flight players on loan and started off the campaign relatively well.

A sticky patch followed through September and October, though, which saw Fulham draw a lot of winnable games, and they slowly but surely slipped out of the top-six.

Parker’s position was under scrutiny for a short period of time but he held his nerve and quickly turned around his fortunes at the club he played over 120 games for.

Now another former club of Parker’s, West Ham, could potentially look to change manager in the near future if they can’t build on their weekend win at Stamford Bridge.

West Ham were expected to be challenging for a Europa League spot under Pelligrini this season but Hammers fans are set to oversee another bleak, mid-table campaign at best season.

A 1-0 win over Chelsea at the weekend has eased some of the pressure on the Chilean but that was their first in seven league games and Pelligrini remains a man under the spotlight.

Hammers fans have taken to social media in recent weeks to vent their dismay at Pelligrini and have started to throw names in the hat for who should replace him, and club legend Parker has been banded around:

Parker, now 39, spent five seasons with the club between 2007 and 2012 and remains one of only two West Ham players to be named Football Writers’ Footballer of the Year in 2011 – the other being Bobby Moore.

The Fulham boss is certainly hailed across the capital, but would he want to leave Craven Cottage?

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As a player or a manager, a call from the Premier League rarely goes unanswered and few could blame Parker if he did make the move. But he has a good thing going at Fulham – the fans adore him and his style of play has really availed on the team in recent fixtures.

For now, Fulham fans shouldn’t be too concerned about the future of their manager. He’s still in his first full season in management and still learning the trade – the best thing for Fulham fans right now would be for Pelligrini to turn things around at West Ham and quash the Parker rumours.


Freelance football journalist based in Sheffield. Postgraduate degree in Sports Journalism, and good experience in digital football writing and match reporting.

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