Scott Parker LEAVES Fulham by mutual consent after Cottagers were relegated from the Premier League last season… with former England midfielder set to take over at Bournemouth
- Scott Parker has left Fulham but mutual consent after last season’s relegation
- The 40-year-old seems set to take over as the new manager of Bournemouth
- Parker joined the Cottagers in February 2019 as caretaker boss of the club
- He led club to promotion in 2020 but Fulham had a difficult return to top-flight
Scott Parker has left Fulham by mutual consent, the club have announced.
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.
Scott Parker has left Fulham by mutual consent with rumours he’ll become Bournemouth boss
Jonathan Woodgate is likely to leave Bournemouth when his contract expires next week
However Fulham’s Premier League return lasted less than a year after their relegation was confirmed following a 2-0 home defeat to Burnley.
Parker has been heavily linked with the Bournemouth job, with Jonathan Woodgate’s contract coming to an end on June 30.
The former defender confirmed on Instagram over the weekend that his time in charge at the club had come to an end, having taken over in February.
Matt Wells (left), Parker’s first-team coach, is among the backroom staff to have left Fulham
Bournemouth failed to secure a return to the Premier League at the first time of asking, losing to Brentford in the semi-finals of the play-offs last season.
Several of Parker’s backroom staff, including first-team coach Matt Wells and goalkeeping coach Rob Burch, have also left the Cottagers.
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.’