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EXCLUSIVE: Scott Parker set for Fulham exit with next club already lined up

Fulham are ready to part company with Scott Parker following relegation, with a new club already lined up for the Cottagers boss, TEAMtalk understands.

We understand that the former England midfielder has clashed with the club’s hierarchy at various points and it appears he could instead be heading to the south coast to take charge of Bournemouth.

Fulham are doing their due diligence in terms of potential candidates to take charge. The likes of Swansea’s Steve Cooper and Barnsley’s Valerien Ismael have been looked at.

Spaniard Javier Pereira, who was previously the club’s sporting director, is also being considered after impressing in China.

As for the Cherries, they could be about to replace one former Tottenham star with another.

Jonathan Woodgate impressed at the Vitality Stadium but was given the remit of promotion and failed on that count. Bournemouth lost out to Brentford in the Championship play-off semi-finals.

Londoner Parker would not have a problem settling in down on the south coast. There had been reports that he was holding out to slim hopes of the Spurs job, but that was always unlikely.

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Fulham loanee wanted by Tottenham

Meanwhile, Tottenham-linked defender Joachim Andersen says that he wants to move back to the Premier League last season after enjoying his spell with Fulham.

The Frenchman moved to Craven Cottage from Lille in October to fill a crucial defensive hole for manager Scott Parker. Despite a shaky start, he asserted himself excellently through the course of the season. In fact, Fulham were not far off staying up, with 13 draws proving crucial in their failing to avoid the drop.

Andersen made an instant impression at Fulham; after only three matches, he took the captain’s armband and consequently marshalled his team in 17 Premier League games.

He added on his quick rise: “I admit that I was surprised to be named captain shortly after my arrival.

“It’s very rare and it makes me very proud. I have to thank coach Scott Parker and all the staff who immediately trusted me.

“This season we played really well, attacking and attractive football, but we sinned in the finish. I really enjoyed playing on this team. In my opinion, we did not deserve to be relegated.”

Andersen’s performances have seen links with a move to Tottenham emerge.

Such speculation initially came about at the end of March, but has since grown.

In fact, more recent reports claim that Spurs have initiated contact with Lyon over his transfer back to London.


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