LONDON: Scott Parker has become the first sacking of the Premier League after only three matchdays following Bournemouth’s 9-0 demolition at Liverpool on Saturday.
The result that equalled the biggest win/defeat in Premier League history.
In the aftermath, he called for further signings prior to Thursday’s transfer deadline, claiming: “Every one of us needs to make that decision.”
But in the statement confirming the decision on the club’s website, Bournemouth owner Maxim Demin said: “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.”
Former Burnley manager Sean Dyche is one of the favourites to replace Parker. Dyche has been out of work since he was sacked by Burnley in April after 10 years at Turf Moor.
He had secured Premier League survival for five successive seasons when he was relieved of his duties, while also guiding the Clarets to the Europa League in 2017-18 when they finished seventh.