Bournemouth have sacked boss Scott Parker after Saturday’s 9-0 defeat by Liverpool, four games from the season.
After the defeat, Parker, 41, said he was “not surprised” and said the team was “poorly equipped at this level”.
“To continue making progress as a team and as a club, it is unconditional to be aligned in our strategy to run the club sustainably,” said owner Maxim Demin.
“We also need to show mutual trust and respect.”
Demin added: “This is the approach that has brought this club such success in recent history, and we will not depart from now. Our search for a new manager will begin immediately.”
Liverpool’s defeat was Bournemouth’s third straight league defeat after winning the opening match. Gary O’Neil will temporarily lead the team and will be joined by Shaun Cooper and Tommy Elphick.
While most people will casually see this as a club reacting to a terrible 9-0 defeat, the reality is that this decision came in response to Scott Parker’s comments after that match, referring to the lack of draft in the squad and how “raw” they were. And it wasn’t the first time Parker had criticized recruiting and spending: he did it for the opening match against Aston Villa.
The rare and powerful statement from owner Max Demin makes it clear that it was enough, that in the end you can’t continue to criticize the people who pay you and blame them for the results, when Parker may have known the parameters within which he has worked. Now Bournemouth must act quickly and find a good manager who is up to the challenge of working sustainably as he struggles to avoid the fall. Parker left Fulham for Bournemouth in June 2021 and took him second to league promotion, but his management stats since his return to the Premier League make him miserable.
After beating Aston Villa 2-0 in their opening match, the Cherries conceded 16 goals in their next three league games, losing 4-0 to Manchester City and 3-0 at home to Arsenal before scoring nine goals. at Anfield. Their goal difference of -14 is the worst after four games in England history.
Parker was sacked just 25 days after the start of the season, the first manager of a newly promoted team to ever be sacked from the Premier League.
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He is also the first Premier League manager in 18 years – since Bobby Robson at Newcastle in 2004 – who lost his job in August and only the 11th to be fired in just four games in a season – most recently being Javi Gracia. at Watford in 2019. The former Charlton and Chelsea midfielder described the 9-0 defeat at Liverpool which prompted his departure as a ‘humiliating experience’ and told his post-match press conference that the team had to be reinforced to be ready for the Premier League.
He added: “It’s the most difficult day, as a player and certainly as a coach. The touchline was quite painful and I could feel it was painful for the players as well. You need help.
“That does not surprise me. This is currently where it is right now. Today turned out to be too difficult. The levels were way too big.”
Parker also made pointed remarks aimed at the club’s hierarchy in an apparent offer of support in the transfer market.
“We have a decision to make as a club,” Parker said. “There will be days like this. We’ll see. This is my job, and how we recover from it will define us as a band.
“We have a few days where hopefully we can get some help and support and help the current team who have come out of the Championship.
“There is a lot of work to do. Today’s experience is that you never want to be at the bottom. This is currently where are. If that’s the group we’re going with, we’ll react and see where we are.”