Bournemouth slammed for ‘joke’ dismissal of Scott Parker after just four games

Newly-promoted Bournemouth have been branded a joke by fans on social media following the shock dismissal of manager Scott Parker.

The now ex-Cherries boss, 41, was relieved of his duties on Tuesday morning (August 30) after shipping 16 goals in their opening four matches, the highest tally in the Premier League, and falling to a trio of successive defeats.

Appointed manager of the south coast side ahead of the 2021/22 campaign, Parker ensured Bournemouth's return to the top-flight in his first term with a second-place finish but the former England international lasted just four league matches of the new season before the owners saw fit to wield the axe.

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Despite an opening day 2-0 victory over Aston Villa, the Cherries lost 4-0 to champions Manchester City and 3-0 to Arsenal in their subsequent matches before suffering a humiliating 9-0 defeat to Liverpool.

Not helped by his post-match comments, labelling the club "unequipped" to deal with the intensity of the top-flight, the 41-year-old was dismissed by Bournemouth owner Maxim Demin, who stated, "it is unconditional that we are aligned in our strategy to run the club sustainably."

The surprise sacking has caused. stir on social media with several fans taking issue with Bournemouth's tough opening few fixtures, claiming Parker should have been afforded more time. "Really? 4 games in, 3 of which were against big 6 teams? What a joke," blasted one supporter.

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"A bit reactionary, don’t you think lads? He beat Villa and has played City, Arsenal and Liverpool since, where most teams will get no points," jibbed another. "Southampton manger has seen worse in couple games and he’s never been sacked, you expect him to beat Arsenal, city and Liverpool???" slammed a third whilst referencing Southampton's two 9-0 defeats under Ralph Hasenhuttl.

While one supporter claimed they "don't understand Bournemouth" as Parker was never given the right amount of backing to make a success of the new season, harking: "I don’t understand Bournemouth. Refuse to give their manager a competitive team to try and stay up, no attempt to upgrade their League One standard stadium and a category 3 academy… where is all the PL money going?"


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