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Premier League: Bournemouth sack Scott Parker after four games

Newly promoted Bournemouth have sacked manager Scott Parker following their 9-0 thrashing by Liverpool at the weekend.

Parker guided the Cherries to promotion last season after joinging the club in June 2021, having previously managed Fulham.

A tough opening run of fixtures including Liverpool, Arsenal and champions Manchester City saw three defeats from their opening four games, the other a win over Aston Villa.

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

This statement from the owner follows on from comments made by Parker after the 9-0 humiliation at Anfield, where he suggested his team needed 'help and support', suggesting the club hadn't stregthened their squad sufficiently.

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