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‘Joke of a club’: Fans regret Bournemouth sacking Scott Parker after just four Premier League games…
- Bournemouth sacked Scott Parker after just four Premier League games
- Fans were highly critical of the decision to decline Parker’s services
- Many highlighted the Cherries’ tough start as they faced Liverpool, Man City and Arsenal
- ‘Miserable. Four games in the season. A club joke,” said one fan.
Football fans have criticized Bournemouth’s decision to sack Scott Parker after the Cherries manager was sacked after just four Premier League games.
The south coast club sacked Parker three days after they were hammered 9-0 by Liverpool.
The Reds’ thrashing came after setbacks from Arsenal and Man City after their opening weekend win against Aston Villa.
Scott Parker has been sacked by Bournemouth after just four Premier League games
And many fans were quick to criticize the decision to pull the trigger so quickly, highlighting the tough list of games the Premier League newcomers have faced.
A stunned fan said, ‘Really? Played 4 games, including 3 against big 6 teams? What a joke.’
Another simply put: ‘Smiling decision’.
Another supporter added: ‘I’m confused. You have played the 3 of the “big” 6. What do you expect him to do?’
Fans were quick to quash the decision to sack Parker so early in the Premier League season
Many supporters pointed to the tough opposition the Cherries have faced
Parker’s side traveled to both Man City and Liverpool, while also hosting Arsenal
Parker has expressed frustration with Bournemouth’s activity in the transfer market this summer, stressing that his young team are “not well equipped” to face the challenges of the Premier League.
After Saturday’s defeat, he admitted he was “shocked” by the result and many supporters feel the former England midfielder has not been given enough time.
One said, “Sad. 4 games in the season. joke of a club.’
Another fan couldn’t believe the decision was made at this early stage
One pointed to the lack of support Parker received in the transfer market this summer
Parker’s aforementioned frustrations in the transfer market led him to clash with Bournemouth’s hierarchy over the club’s vision.
This was further suggested in the statement announcing his departure when Bournemouth owner Maxim Denim said: “To continue to make progress as a team and as a club, it is unconditional that we are aligned in our strategy to run the club sustainably. . . We also need to show faith in and respect for each other.’
This point was another bone of contention for supporters, with fans eager to put the premise on sustainability.
A fan responded to the statement: ”Act sustainably’. Translation: You didn’t want to invest what Scott said was necessary to keep the club in the league.”
Gary O’Neil – who was part of Parker’s backroom staff – takes the temporary charge and is assisted by Shaun Cooper and Tommy Elphick.
Bournemouth will receive Wolves at the Vitality Stadium on Wednesday evening.
Parker apologized to Bournemouth fans at Anfield after Saturday’s 9-0 thrashing