Bournemouth have placed Fulham manager Scott Parker on top of their list of options to replace Jonathan Woodgate should they decide to go in a different direction this summer, according to The Sun.
According to the latest report from The Sun, Woodgate is in danger of being moved on by Bournemouth after he failed to guide the Cherries to the Premier League despite getting them into the play-offs. It is believed that there are now plans in place to make a change in the dugout ahead of next season.
Bournemouth chairman Jeff Mostyn has already recently spoken to the BBC and confirmed that the Cherries are closing in on the appointment of a new manager. That suggested that Woodgate would not be the man to take charge of their efforts to gain promotion next term.
The latest report from The Sun reveals that Parker is now the manager on their radar as they aim to make a second attempt at luring him to the club. That comes after they had previously tried to appoint him following Eddie Howe’s departure last summer.
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The report also suggests that Parker might decide to make the switch from Fulham to Bournemouth because he could not keep the club in the Premier League last term. Bournemouth view him as the right man for the job because of the job he did in taking his current side to promotion in 2019/20.
This is certainly an appointment that would come right out of the blue. Parker is a manager that still has considerable credit still in the bank in terms of his reputation in the game despite taking Fulham back down to the Championship. It would therefore be a statement of intent for the Cherries to lure him in from a promotion rival ahead of next term.
Bournemouth got a lot of key decisions wrong off the field last term, from their decision to hire Jason Tindall to then perhaps entrusting Woodgate to be the man to lead them to promotion. They will be determined now to find the right manager to lead what is a very talented squad at the moment back to the Premier League where they should be.
Parker would be an excellent appointment given he already has a promotion on his CV and plays in the right kind of way in terms of style of play. He is also a bright up-and-coming manager with room to grow and he will have learned a lot from his time in charge of Fulham.