AFC Bournemouth

Bournemouth part company with Scott Parker

Jamie Spencer
Scott Parker is no longer in charge at Bournemouth
Scott Parker is no longer in charge at Bournemouth / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Bournemouth have parted company with manager Scott Parker only days after the Cherries suffered a record-equalling Premier League defeat at the hands of Liverpool.

Parker had guided Bournemouth back to Premier League this season and started the campaign with a win. But the 9-0 loss to Liverpool was a third successive defeat.

Gary O’Neil has been placed in charge on an interim basis, with Shaun Cooper and Tommy Elphick in place as assistant coaches.

Bournemouth owner Maxim Demin said in a statement: “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.”