Bournemouth Appoints Scott Parker As Head Coach. Bournemouth have announced the appointment of Scott Parker as their new head coach on a three-year deal on the same day the ex-England midfielder’s departure from Fulham was confirmed.
Parker had managed the west London side since the latter stages of the 2018/19 season, bringing the club straight back up to the Premier League following relegation in that campaign.
However, Parker was unable to prevent the Whites from a second relegation in three seasons last term, despite some eye-catching football.
And after lengthy with club hierarchy, Parker’s contract was mutually terminated which paved the way for him to take over at the Vitality Stadium.
“I believe this is the perfect fit for both parties,” Parker told afcbTV.
“I’m familiar with Bournemouth because of my relationship with Harry Arter.
It’s a football club I know well from watching him over the years.
“The ethos, the reputation, the journey and the challenge here is something that’s very exciting for me and my staff.
“We want to build a team the fans can be proud of and one they feel represents them. We can’t wait to get started.”
Meanwhile, Fulham chairman, Shahid Khan, said on Parker’s departure: “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.”
Bournemouth had held a long-standing interest in Parker dating back to when Eddie Howe left the club at theend of the 2019/2020 season.
The Championship outfit confirmed on Sunday that interim boss Jonathan Woodgate, and first-team coach Joe Jordan would leave the club when their contracts expire.