After his departure from Fulham, former Fulham boss Scott Parker has been appointed as the new Bournemouth head coach.
Parker left Fulham after overseeing two relegations and one promotion as head coach of the London club. The news of Park’s departure was announced on Monday morning, just one day before his confirmation as Bournemouth’s new head coach.
According to Sky Sports, the former Fulham midfielder and coach has joined the club on a three-year contract. He will be replacing Jonathan Woodgate, who left the Vitality Stadium as his contract expired this week.
While speaking to AFCBTV, the 40-year-old former Fulham boss said he believes the union is a perfect match for both parties. Further expressing the excitement of he and his staff at the development, he made it known that the club wants to build a team the fans can be proud of and one they feel represents them.
Scott Parker will now be expected to lead the South Coast club back to the Premier League just as he did with Fulham in the 2019/20 season.
Parker’s team of backroom staff includes Matt Wells, who will be Parker’s assistant head coach and Rob Burch who is to be the Cherries’ goalkeeping coach. Alastair Harris has also joined as head of performance; Charlie Moore is the lead physical performance coach, and Jonathan Hill is the first-team head analyst.
Scott Parker gets a vote of confidence from Bournemouth chief executive, Neil Blake. Blake said that Scott had always been the club’s number one choice for the role. According to him, they had taken a keen interest in Scott’s career since his first steps in Tottenham Hotspur’s academy.
“Over a period of time he has proven himself as one of the best young head coaches in the country,” Blake added.
Blake also believes in Scott Parker’s clear philosophy on how he wants to play as well as his knowledge of what it takes to win promotion from the Championship.
Parker’s arrival to the Championship club will boost Bournemouth chances of Premier League promotion. Bournemouth is now one of bookmakers' favourites to win promotion from the Championship next season.