Scott Parker has been sacked as Bournemouth manager, the club have confirmed.
The former England midfielder has led the South Coast side since June 2021 and guided them to promotion from the Championship last season.
However, a difficult start to the Premier League season, including a record Premier League defeat to Liverpool at the weekend, led to the club relieving Parker of his duties.
Despite winning the first game of the season 2-0 against Aston Villa, the Cherries had a tough run of games, losing the next three to Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool – conceding 15 and scoring none .
That leaves them three points, one point above the relegation zone but with by far the worst goal difference in the Premier League, at minus 14.
AFC Bournemouth can announce that the club have parted ways with head coach Scott Parker.August 30, 2022
In a statement, co-owner Maxim Demin said, “I would like to express my gratitude to Scott and his team for their efforts during their time with us. Our return to the Premier League last season under his tenure will be remembered as one of the most successful seasons in our history.
“However, in order for us to continue to progress as a team and as a club as a whole, it is unconditional that we are aligned in our strategy to run the club in a sustainable way. We must also show confidence and respect for each other. This is the approach that has brought so much success to this club in recent history, and we will not shy away from it from now on. Our search for a new head coach will start immediately.