Former Fulham manager Lawrie Sanchez has stated that he believes Scott Parker will stay at the club this summer, during an exclusive interview with Football League World.
The 40-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to Bournemouth this summer, amidst talk that Parker could be tempted to move down to the South Coast as the Cherries consider the future of Jonathan Woodgate after losing out in the Sky Bet Championship play-offs recently.
Fulham themselves will almost inevitably have ambitions of bouncing back to the Premier League at the first attempt after suffering relegation back to the second tier once more and they are said to still view Parker as the man to take them forwards again.
Since joining the club in 2019 as full time boss, the former West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur player has led the Whites to a promotion and relegation, whilst enhancing his reputation along the way as one of the youngest English coaches involved at a high level.
However despite talk that he could depart this summer, Sanchez was quick to state to FLW that he believes the promising young manager will indeed stay in West London and ignore interest from elsewhere:
“I would think that he would stay at Fulham, after all he played there long enough. I mean, he did a good job of getting them up.
“I think he’d like another crack at it by using the parachute money to help get them up again. But the chairman has got to see where the club is, you know Fulham are a bungee club, they have to realise that they have to go up maybe once, twice or even a third time before they can stay up like Burnley.
“At the moment, they’re far, far away from being a Premier League side and I don’t see Scott going to (Crystal) Palace or somewhere else, but you never know.”