Premier League club sacked manager after just four games in charge this season, with the shocking 9-0 defeat to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
Only four games into the 2017 Premier League season, Bournemouth’s head coach Scott Parker has “participated in a business separation.”
After leading the team to a second-place finish in the Championship last year, Parker led the club back to the top division.
In their opening game of the new season, Bournemouth defeated Aston Villa 2-0; however, they have since endured three devastating losses against Manchester City, Arsenal, and Liverpool, giving up 16 goals while going scoreless.
The Cherries suffered the joint-largest defeat in Premier League history on Saturday as they were humiliated 9-0 at Anfield.
Parker’s departure from the team was announced by Bournemouth on Tuesday.
“I want to officially express my appreciation for Scott and his team’s work when they were here to us.
According to Bournemouth owner Maxim Demin, “our promotion back to the Premier League last season during his management will always be recognized as one of the most successful seasons in our history.”
“But in order for us to keep improving as a group and as a club, we must be united in our approach to managing the club sustainably. We also need to respect and believe in one another.
“We won’t deviate from the strategy that has helped this club achieve such great success in previous years. We will start looking for a new head coach right away.”
Parker leaves Bournemouth in 17th place in the table, one point above the relegation spots, becoming the first managerial casualty of the 2017 Premier League season.
He is the first Premier League manager fired in August since Newcastle fired Sir Bobby Robson in 2004.
Many Bournemouth supporters are dissatisfied with Parker’s early-season departure.
One supporter said, “They played 3 title contenders, feels unfair to me.”
one more said: “Don’t you think, guys, that was a little reactionary? After defeating Villa, he went on to play City, Arsenal, and Liverpool, when most sides would have lost.”
Following Parker’s firing, Gary O’Neill has been named the team’s interim head coach. Shaun Cooper and Tommy Elphick will serve as O’Neill’s assistants.
Prior to traveling to face another recently promoted team, Nottingham Forest, on Saturday, Bournemouth will play Wolves away from home on Wednesday.