Bournemouth’s Scott Parker becomes first EPL manager sacked

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Bournemouth have sacked manager, Scott Parker after Saturday’s 9-0 thrashing by Liverpool in the English Premier League.

The club made the announcement in a statement on Tuesday.

Parker became the first manager to be sacked in the 2022/2023 EPL season.

Bournemouth sacked the 41-year-old tactitian, who got the club promoted to the EPL, after just four top-flight games in charge.

After Saturday’s bashing at the hands of Liverpool, a result that left the club dangling just one point above the drop zone, a frustrated Parker described his team as ‘ill-equipped’ to compete in the EPL.

In the statement, Bournemouth co-owner Maxim Demin said, “I would like to place on record my gratitude to Scott and his team for their efforts during their time with us. Our promotion back to the Premier League last season under his tenure will always be remembered as one of the most successful seasons in our history.

“However, in order for us to keep progressing as a team and a club as a whole, it is unconditional that we are aligned in our strategy to run the club sustainably. We must also show belief in and respect for one another.

“That is the approach that has brought this club so much success in recent history, and one that we will not veer from now. Our search for a new head coach will begin immediately.”

The club said that Gary O’Neil replaced Parker on an interim basis.

He will be assisted by Shaun Cooper and Tommy Elphick ahead of Wednesday night’s journey to Wolves.

 

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