Fulham manager Scott Parker is attracting interest from one of the Cottagers’ Championship rivals this summer.
That’s according to a report by The Sun, who claim that the Bournemouth hierarchy are contemplating parting company with their incumbent manager, Jonathan Woodgate, in the coming months, with Parker lined up as a potential replacement for the 41-year-old.
It is reported that the Bournemouth bosses are far from happy with Woodgate’s failure to achieve promotion through the play-offs, with the Fulham manager seen as an alternative who could go one better than the former Leeds United defender at the Vitality Stadium next term.
Despite Fulham’s relegation from the Premier League last season, Parker has demonstrated in his time at Craven Cottage that he is more than deserving enough to have a shot at getting the Cottagers back to the top flight of English football next term.
Over his 105 fixtures in charge of the club, the 40-year-old has overseen 37 victories, 25 draws and 43 losses, picking up an average of 1.3 points per game – a decent record considering he took over an all-but-relegated Fulham side in the club’s 2018/19 Premier League campaign.
And, having guided Fulham back to the top flight at the first time of asking in the 2019/20 season, as well as earning plaudits for installing an eye-catching brand of football in west London, if Shahid Khan were to allow one of Fulham’s potential promotion rivals to poach the promising manager this summer it would easily go down as being one of the Fulham owners’ biggest mistakes throughout his tenure at the club.
Indeed, it has been reported that Parker’s future at the club is shrouded in doubt as Khan felt let down by the manager’s comments regarding Fulham’s transfer business last season, with the owner thought to be considering pulling the trigger on Parker’s sacking this summer.
However, this would more than likely be a decision that Fulham fans would simply not forgive Khan for, as the Cottagers very much appear to be a club on the up under the former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder.