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Why Scott Parker became the first Premier League manager to be sacked this season

AFC Bournemouth have decided to sack Scott Parker this moring making him the was first manager to be dismissed this season.

Scott Parker becomes the first manager to be sacked this season after AFC Bournemouth decided to relieve him of his duties.

The Cherries have lost their last three matches, including a record 9-0 defeat to Liverpool.

Parker has seen his side beaten by Man City, Arsenal and Liverpool, in what has been a very challenging start to the season for the club.

Parker-Bournemouth disagreement?

Bournemouth’s statement following the sacking suggests that there was a disagreement over the club’s transfer policy.

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.

“We must also show belief in and respect for one another.

The south coast club have made just five new additions this summer, three of which were free signings.

Marcos Senesi, Marcus Tavernier, Joe Rothwell, Neto and Ryan Fredericks have been signed this summer.

But given the state of their current squad, more are clearly needed if they are to stand a chance of staying up this season and Parker has made this clear.

Back in July, Parker told the Daily Echo: “It’s clear that we are lacking in a lot of areas at this present moment in time. That’s just very clear.

“We need to work out whether we want to give ourselves a chance of being competitive this year.

“At the moment, that is not the case.”

Now, Bournemouth have opted to pull the trigger following a run of bad results and a possible falling out with the manager of transfers.

Whilst Bournemouth’s transfer sustainable policy is clear, you can under why Parker will have felt let down by the club.


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Jamie Brown

Writer for 101 Great Goals since 2017. Founder of @Daily_Hotspur.

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