Sources: Parker to quit Fulham and join Bournemouth in next 48 hours
Scott Parker is set to quit as Fulham manager and join Bournemouth in the next 48 hours, Football Insider understands.
The 40-year-old’s two-year spell at Craven Cottage will end following the club’s relegation from the Premier League last month.
A source at the Vitality Stadium has told Football Insider that Bournemouth have a deal in place for Parker to take over as manager and confirmation is expected within days.
Parker was appointed Fulham manager in February 2019 with the club fighting for Premier League survival.
He could not save Cottagers from the drop that year but he brought them back to the English top flight in his first full season in charge.
The 2019-20 promotion campaign earned Parker a new three-year deal at Craven Cottage in September of last year.
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However, his side struggled upon their return to the Premier League and finished 18th last season, 11 points from safety.
In total, Parker won 37 of the 107 matches he took charge of at a points-per-game average of 1.30.
Bournemouth are on the hunt for a new manager as Jonathan Woodgate was only placed in temporary charge until the end of the season after Jason Tindall’s sacking in February.
The Cherries narrowly missed out on promotion via the play-offs in the 2020-21 campaign and will be aiming to go one better next season.
As revealed by Football Insider on 5 May, Spurs made behind-the-scenes moves to assess Parker’s interest in becoming their new manager.
However, Tottenham are now closing in on the appointment of ex-Roma boss Paul Fonseca.
In other news, Cardiff City in advanced talks to sign Championship midfielder.