Scott Parker has left his position as head coach of Fulham by mutual agreement, the club confirmed.
Parker, who is expected to become Bournemouth’s new boss, failed to hold Fulham during their first season in the Premier League, with the club eventually finishing in 18th place.
The 40-year-old had overseen Fulham’s promotion to the major league via the play-offs the previous season – his first full season in charge.
He was originally appointed as interim manager in February 2019 before accepting the position later that year.
In addition to coaching Fulham for over two years, Parker also spent four years playing at Craven Cottage before retiring in 2017.
Following Parker’s departure, Fulham chairman Shahid Khan said, “Although Scott has been promoted and relegated, he has always enjoyed my support as our head coach. Scott’s departure does nothing to shake my confidence, however.
“We’re going to hire a new head coach who can achieve our promotion goal and who is committed to Fulham and its fans. And we’re going to create a squad that responds, competes and wins. Go on.”
We can confirm that Scott Parker left the club by mutual agreement. # FFC
– Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) June 28, 2021
Matt Wells (first-team coach), Rob Burch (goalkeeping coach), Alastair Harris (director of sports science), Jonathan Hill (first-team game analyst) and Charlie Moore (senior physical fitness coach) have also left Craven Cottage.
It is believed that Parker has already gathered his staff in the back room before taking the job in Bournemouth, while Fulham has started looking for a new head coach.
Stuart Gray is expected to temporarily take over the helm of Fulham until a new manager is appointed, while Mark Pembridge and Colin Omogbehin have been asked to assist Gray with the duties of the first team.
Parker is expected to be named Bournemouth’s new boss shortly, with Jonathan Woodgate’s contract expiring at Vitality Stadium on Wednesday.
Woodgate led the Cherries to the championship play-off semi-finals last season, where they were beaten by Brentford, who then rose to the top division.
The 41-year-old former Leeds, Newcastle, Middlesbrough and Real Madrid defender confirmed his upcoming exit on social media on Sunday.
After Jason Tindall was fired, he was named head coach until the end of the season in February. Tindall started the 2020/21 season following the departure of Eddie Howe, who left the Premier League after Bournemouth was relegated.