Date: 7th May 2019 at 4:05pm
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EXCLUSIVE

Fulham are poised to name Scott Parker as the club’s manager on a permanent basis, Football Insider understands.

Parker has been in caretaker charge of Fulham since the sacking of Claudio Ranieri at the end of February.

He could not prevent Fulham from suffering relegation from the Premier League but the former Chelsea and West Ham midfielder has made a positive impact as caretaker manager and overseen an upturn in results.

Parker has guided Fulham to three wins from their last four games and he has received backing from the club’s players to be given the manager’s job on a full-time basis.

A number of high-profile names have been linked with the vacancy at Craven Cottage, but a club source has told Football Insider Parker is in pole position to land the job after impressing the Fulham hierarchy and an announcement is imminent.

The 38-year-old is keen to keep the Fulham job on a permanent basis and a decision could be made before this weekend’s final Premier League game of the season against Newcastle.

In other Fulham news, the club are battling Celtic to sign left-sided flyer available on summer free transfer.