At one time both Scott Parker and Patrick Vieira were linked with the managerial vacancy at AFC Bournemouth.
In the end, the job of head coach at Dean Court went to Scott Parker, whilst Patrick Vieira ended up as somewhat of a surprise choice to take over at Premier League outfit Crystal Palace.
If reports are to be believed the two have once again gone head-to-head, with Parker once again set to come out on top.
On this occasion, the prize according to the Evening Standard, is veteran defender Scott Dann.
The 34-year-old is one of many who is out-of-contract at Selhurst Park this summer, however, the London based newspaper has reported that “the defender had been expected to agree a new deal with the Eagles but, like (Andros) Townsend, is now set to join a new club.”
That new club according to the report will be AFC Bournemouth.
Dann was by no means a regular starter for Crystal Palace over recent seasons making 81 Premier League appearances (71 starts) over the past 5 seasons, an average of 14 starts per campaign, but would offer a wealth of experience to the Cherries squad in an area of the pitch where the Cherries are lacking in numbers following the loan departure of Cameron Carter-Vickers.
Where will Scott Dann be in 2021/22?
Another Premier League Club
Another Championship Club
I wouldn’t touch him with a bargepole. Not because I think he is a bad player, because I have always thought he was quite talented, ever since his Birmingham City days. It is that he is an injury-prone 34-year-old. We may not know whether he will stand up to the relentless schedule of the championship, therefore, it is too much of a big risk, especially if it included Steve Cook going out the door (I don’t think it will). Let’s say he does step up and adds a bit of leadership that we lack, maybe we go up. What happens then, he’ll want a 2 year deal, surely, for a bit of financial security. We are then stuck with a 35-year-old centre half in the premier league. Wouldn’t mind taking a look at Georgian centre-back, Luka Lochoshvili, from Wolfsberger. 6ft 3in left-footer, who can play out from the back. Anyway, I digress, whatever happens, Steve Cook should be a part of the starting 2/3, with or without Scott Dann. – Join the conversation, click here.