Burnley Appoint Former Fulham Boss Scott Parker As Replacement For New Bayern Munich Coach, Vincent Kompany

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Burnley have acquired the services of Scott Parker as the club’s new permanent manager, according to reports.

Parker is expected to become the successor to Vincent Kompany, who was confirmed as Bayern Munich boss in May 2024.

Scott Parker has in the past handled English sides like Fulham alongside Bournemouth, and he will be the one to take charge of the side for the foreseeable future.

The 43-year-old was last manager of Belgian side Club Brugge, but he was fired in March 2023, following a run of poor results.

What Is The Target For Scott Parker At Burnley?

Parker will be charged with the task of guiding Burnley back to the top flight after they were relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2023/24 season.

Scott Parker has in the past helped Fulham gain promotion back to the English top-tier division during the 2019/20 season.

Unfortunately, he was relieved of his duty as manager of the Cottagers, after they were relegated to the Championship in the 2020/21 campaign.

Scott Parker

Parker was born on October 13, 1980, and based on Transfermkt, his preferred formation is 4-2-3-1.

The Englishman holds a UEFA A coaching license and he was born in London, England.

Scott Parker is a former professional footballer, who played primarily as a central midfielder, and he represented teams like Norwich City, Chelsea, Newcastle United, and Tottenham Hotspur.

Scott Parker Journey In Football Management

Parker retired from football in June 2017 and he has since gone into management, firstly, with the Under 18 side of Spurs, between July 2017 and June 2018.

Scott Parker was subsequently assistant manager at Fulham, under Italian legendary tactician Claudio Ranieri, who led Leicester City to win the Premier League in 2015.

Following the dismissal of Ranieri by the Craven Cottage side in February 2019, Parker was promoted to the managerial position and the Englishman was on the hot seat until he was fired in June 2021.

The 43-year-old was then appointed by Bournemouth in July 2021, before being ousted in August 2022.

Scott Parker’s Personal Details

Scott Parker is the brother-in-law of footballer Harry Arter, whom he managed at Fulham.

Parker married Arter’s sister, Carly, when he was 20, and the couple have four sons together.

Burnley

Meanwhile, Burnley commence the 2024/25 Championship season on Monday, August 12, 2024, with a clash against Luton Town, who were also relegated to the second tier in the 2023/24 campaign.

The Clarets will be aiming to start the campaign on a high, as they look to return to the Premier League.

Burnley have made 3 signings thus far in the 2024 summer transfer window, with Mike Trésor joining the club from Belgian side KRC Genk for a fee of €18 million.

Center-back Maxime Estève has also moved to Turf Moor from French side Montpellier for a fee of €12 million.

22-year-old defender Shurandy Sambo has also joined the Championship club on a free transfer.

Burnley’s promotion to the Premier League in the 2022/23 season came via winning the Championship and it will be interesting to see if Scott Parker can also lead them to become champions.

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