Scott Parker is set to leave Fulham this week with a move to Bournemouth on the cards, according to the Telegraph.
Parker took charge of Fulham in February 2019, guiding them to an immediate return to the top-flight in 2019/20 as they won promotion via the Championship play-offs.
But last season, the London club finished 18th in the Premier League and were relegated straight back down to the Championship, leaving Parker’s future in doubt.
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The Telegraph claim that Parker, who has been in talks over his position at Craven Cottage, is expected to leave the club in the next few days.
Parker’s relationship with the board is also said to be quite fractious due to the club’s plans for the future, which could now lead to his exit.
AFC Bournemouth, who are on the lookout for a new manager following the expiry of Jonathan Woodgate’s contract, are also ready to offer the 40-year-old a quick return to management.
The Cherries fell short in the race for promotion from the Championship last season, losing to eventual winners Brentford in the play-off semi-finals.
This is a significant piece of news.
Parker took over when Fulham were heading straight back down to the Championship, but he managed expectations well and took them straight back up in 2019/20.
But last season didn’t work out for him despite glimpses of potential, and he could now do with a fresh start.
It’s a big job at Bournemouth if he makes the move to the South Coast, especially with the likes of David Brooks and Arnaut Danjuma likely to attract interest.