Scott Parker's two-year reign at Craven Cottage is coming to an end
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Scott Parker is set to leave Fulham later this week, with Bournemouth lining up a move to appoint him as their new manager.
Parker’s two-year reign at Craven Cottage is coming to an end following the club’s relegation from the Premier League last month.
A former Fulham player, Parker was unable to prevent the club from making a swift return to the Championship and it is understood there has been friction with the hierarchy over their plans for the future.
The 40 year-old has been in talks over his position and negotiations are expected to accelerate over the next few days before his departure is confirmed, possibly by mutual consent.
Bournemouth are poised to offer Parker a quick return to management as they prepare for another season in the Championship.
After losing in this season’s play-off semi-final to Brentford, Bournemouth want a manager with promotion experience to replace Jonathan Woodgate.
Parker guided Fulham to promotion in his first full season, via the play-off final at Wembley, and is Bournemouth’s No 1 target to take charge.
Woodgate was appointed interim manager after the dismissal of Jason Tindall in February this year, but despite securing a top-six finish his team lost over two legs to eventual play-off winners Brentford.
Bournemouth are set for a busy summer, with a number of players likely to be targeted by Premier League clubs after the club’s failure to achieve promotion.
David Brooks, the Wales international, and Dutch winger Arnaut Danjuma both have interest from the top flight, and Parker may have to undertake extensive surgery on his squad if he takes the job.
Parker was appointed by Fulham in February 2019, initially as caretaker manager, before being given the job permanently later in the year.