Bournemouth have sacked head coach Scott Parker after just four games in the Premier League season.
Parker left Fulham 14 months ago to lead Bournemouth to promotion to the Premier League behind his former club last season.
Bournemouth lost 9-0 to Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday and Parker made no secret of his frustration following the result.
Bournemouth co-owner Maxime Demin said in a statement: remembered as his one of the most successful seasons in our history.
“However, if we are to continue to progress as a team and as a club as a whole, it is imperative that we are aligned with our strategy of running the club sustainably. You must show respect.
“It has been the approach that has brought this club so much success in recent history and we will not change that. We will begin the search for a new head coach immediately.”
Gary O’Neill will become interim head of the team, assisted by Sean Cooper and Tommy Elphick. The Cherries are his 16th in the Premier League standings and will host Wolves on Wednesday night.
Parker is the first Premier League sacking since Paul Sturrock was sacked by Southampton in August 2004.
Bournemouth have signed Middlesbrough’s Marcus Tavernier and Feyenoord’s Marcos Senesi on a free transfer this summer, along with Ryan Fredericks, Joe Rothwell and Neto.
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Parker remained shaken by the 9-0 result, saying his side were “ill-equipped” to compete at Premier League level.
“Today is the toughest day as a player and of course as a coach,” Parker said.
“Needless to say, it was a truly humbling experience and quite shocking in terms of results.
“And to be honest, I’m probably not too surprised in terms of the level we’re playing against here. The quality is far superior to what we have at our disposal at the moment.
“Obviously, we’re not going to make excuses just because we scored some of our own goals in that match, but we were really poor when it came to set-piece goals, and there’s something we can do about that.
“But at the moment I feel sorry for the fans and the players because, to be honest, at the moment, we are a little underequipped at this level.”
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Sky Sports News reporter Mark McAdam said:
“It wasn’t really a surprise. To be honest, in the last few weeks I was surprised by the manager’s post-match comments and what he said about his transfer activities.
“It’s not in line with what the club is about. ‘Together, anything is possible’ has been Bournemouth’s main motto over the last decade. Five years in the Premier League.
“They have done it by coming together. Right now the club doesn’t feel very united and there is a parallel between what the manager wants to do in the transfer market this summer and what the club wants to do. I never thought of doing it.
“It’s reflected in the statement issued by the football club. The word that was mentioned was ‘conformity’ and I don’t think there was any concurrence of what Scott Parker wanted to do.” A very important thing about Bournemouth is sustainability.
“The owners have invested heavily in the last nine years. He has always supported the manager in the transfer market and they have always sought to acquire young, promising and exciting players.”
“Another important thing is that he doesn’t want to overspend. He doesn’t want to spend what the club can’t afford. Bournemouth’s stadium can only hold 11,700 people so he can’t play the same game. We have to remember ‘how other Premier League teams can be on the transfer market.
“The last time they went bankrupt, they sold £80million worth of players, invested in teams and came back again. If you talk to Swansea, Huddersfield or Stoke fans, they’re definitely two-year champions. Will accept the ship.The club was well run and is sure to bounce back again.
“Those clubs couldn’t do it, but Bournemouth recruited well and did things the right way, so they did. Parker did a great job getting them out of the division. It’s out of the championship. to get out.
“He came with that outline. He carried out that outline. Regarding this situation, the first result of this season is irrelevant and it all points to the club’s statement.9 Nothing to do with I don’t think so either. -0 Liverpool or defeat to result.
“Coordination between the manager and the club, the sustainability of the club, being profitable and doing things the right way is important. There is a big gap between what Scott wanted and what the club wanted. Yes, I don’t think there are any results, but that’s the problem.
“They beat Aston Villa. Nothing was expected against Manchester City, but they still played well in the second half. There is so much more going on.”
What next for Bournemouth?
Bournemouth entertain Wolves (7:30pm) in the Premier League on Wednesday before going on an eight-match streak without facing any of the traditional ‘big six’.
- September 3: Nottingham Woods (a)
- 10 September: Brighton (h)
- 17 September: Newcastle (a)
- 1 October: Brentford (h)
- October 8: Leicester (h)
- October 15: Fulham (a)
- 24 October: West Ham (a)