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Exclusive: Fry disappointed with Bournemouth after 2020/21 campaign

Peterborough United Director of Football Barry Fry insists Bournemouth underachieved in the Championship in the 2020/21 season.

The Cherries are reportedly closing in on the appointment of Scott Parker as their new manager, with the Fulham boss currently finalising the termination of his contract at Craven Cottage.

Bournemouth struggled to make the most of their talented squad throughout the campaign and ended up with a sixth-placed finish, sneaking into the play-offs through the back door.

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They ended the campaign with 77 points, 20 points behind Norwich City, who won the title at a canter, and were ultimately beaten by Brentford in the play-off semi-finals.

Current manager Jonathan Woodgate could well be disposed of by owner Maxim Demin to make way for Parker and Fry, whose Peterborough side will take on the Cherries this season after their promotion from League One, believes that Bournemouth actually had the best squad in the league in 2020/21.

Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, he said: “Bournemouth got rid of a lot of players last year, but they still had a hell of a squad Bournemouth. To be fair, they had arguably the best squad of players in the Championship and they underachieved, in my opinion, for whatever reason.

“They won seven on the trot, you don’t win seven on the trot if you’re not a good side, but something wasn’t right there for whatever reason. It depends what the owner at Bournemouth does again, whether he gets rid of all the people, he’ll be very disappointed that he never got up again, so whether they even keep the manager again, I don’t know.”