Bournemouth appoint Scott Parker as new head coach

Scott Parker has been appointed as Bournemouth manager after leaving Fulham.

Bournemouth has appointed Scott Parker as their new manager. This move comes after Parker left his position at Fulham by mutual consent.

Parker will take over as Bournemouth manager from Jonathan Woodgate who leaves following the expiration of his contract this week. The 40-year old former Fulham manager has signed a three-year contract with Bournemouth.


“I believe this is the perfect fit for both parties,” Parker told AFCBTV. “I’m familiar with Bournemouth because of my relationship with Harry Arter. It’s a football club I know well from watching him over the years.”

Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake said: “It has been a long process but I am delighted to finally get our man. Scott has always been our number one choice for this role and someone whose coaching career we have taken a keen interest in since his first steps in Tottenham Hotspur’s academy. Scott is fully invested in the long-term project in front of us here, and this is the start of an exciting new period for this club.”

Parker recruited his backroom staff before confirming the move to the South Coast club. Matt Wells will be Parker’s assistant head coach, with Rob Burch appointed as the Cherries’ goalkeeping coach. Alastair Harris joins as head of performance, while Charlie Moore is a lead physical performance coach and Jonathan Hill first-team head analyst.

Fulham earlier on Monday confirmed that Parker and the club had parted ways after two years as the manager of the West London club.