Scott Parker leaves Fulham with Bournemouth announcement expected

Scott Parker is expected to take over at Bournemouth after leaving Fulham by mutual consent.

The former midfielder took caretaker charge of the club in February 2019, and was unable to keep the west London side out of the relegation zone. After being appointed manager on a permanent basis in May that year, Fulham secured promotion back to the top flight after beating Brentford in the play-off final.

However, Fulham’s Premier League return lasted less than a year, with their relegation confirmed by a 2-0 home defeat to Burnley, with three games to play. Parker has been heavily linked with the Bournemouth job, with Jonathan Woodgate’s contract due to come to an end on 30 June.

As well as Parker the following members of the coaching team have also left Fulham: Matt Wells (first-team coach), Rob Burch (goalkeeping coach), Alastair Harris (head of sports science), Jonathan Hill (first-team match analyst) and Charlie Moore (lead physical performance coach).

The Fulham chairman, Shahid Khan, said: “Through promotion and relegation alike, Scott has always enjoyed my support as our head coach. Scott’s departure does nothing to shake my confidence, however. We will hire a new head coach who is capable of achieving our goal of promotion and will be committed to Fulham and its supporters. And we will field a squad that will respond, compete and win. Onward.”

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