Report: Figure labelled 'incredibly good' by Guardiola is set to leave Fulham; lined up for move to Bournemouth
Fulham manager Scott Parker will leave the West London outfit at the end of this week.
According to The Telegraph, he’s being lined up for the vacant manager’s job at AFC Bournemouth.
Parker’s two year stint in charge of the Cottagers is set to come to an end after their Premier League relegation.
Fulham finished in 18th-place, nine points adrift of 17th-placed Burnley in what was a poor season.
It’s being claimed that the Cherries want a manager with promotion experience. The 40-year-old has exactly that after helping Fulham win promotion back to the top-flight during the 2019/2020 term.
Jonathan Woodgate was put in temporary charge after Jason Tindall was sacked back in February. Bournemouth lost to Brentford in the Championship play-off semi-finals last month.
Pep Guardiola labelled him an ‘incredibly good‘ manager.
TBR View: Loss of Parker as manager not a huge blow to Fulham
Previous seasons has shown that experience can play a big part in The Championship.
Whether that be in terms of the playing squad or the man in charge of the club.
Parker undertook his first season as a permanent manager during the 2019/2020 term. And his victory in the play-off final was an indictment of the strong squad Fulham possessed.
Things shouldn’t be too different this time around. Losing Parker is obviously a massive blow to the club, however, the squad is extremely experienced.
Joachim Andersen has returned to Lyon, whilst Tosin Adarabioyo has been linked with a move away. So, centre-back requires some surgery this summer.
But, the midfield and attack contain the same raft of players who helped win promotion in 2020.
The return of Anthony Knockeart is a massive boost given his experience in the second-tier. Meanwhile, Aleksander Mitrovic is likely to remain, therefore providing an abundance of goals.
Parker was an important figure at Fulham ahead of next season. His departure is a blow, but, with such an experienced squad not too big of a miss.
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