Potentially, a major development in the hunt for the new manager of AFC Bournemouth could be taking place in London.
The two national newspapers both believe that the 40-year-old has been holding talks with Fulham since their relegation back to the second tier of English football after just one season in the top flight.
Those talks are likely to conclude in the coming days and it would appear the most likely conclusion is that Parker will walk away from Craven Cottage by mutual consent.
Scott Parker’s next move could then be to walk straight into the vacant managerial position at Dean Court.
The AFC Bournemouth hierarchy which includes club owner Maxim Demin, chairman Jeff Mostyn, chief executive Neill Blake and technical director Richard Hughes have reportedly held a long interest in Parker, with him being a major contender for the role following the departure of Eddie Howe almost a year ago.
Ultimately Parker would go on to win promotion with Fulham through the Championship Play-Offs and the Cherries would plump for continuity in giving Howe’s assistant Jason Tindall the job.
The Daily Mail have reported that…
“a deal for Parker to join the Cherries would be a formality, though the club are waiting on his exit from Fulham before formalising their interest.”
Whilst the Telegraph claimed that…
“Bournemouth are set for a busy summer, with a number of players likely to be targeted by Premier League clubs after the club’s failure to achieve promotion.
David Brooks, the Wales international, and Dutch winger Arnaut Danjuma both have interest from the top flight, and Parker may have to undertake extensive surgery on his squad if he takes the job.
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