Scott Parker: New Bournemouth manager enticed by vision of club

Last update on. From the section BournemouthScott Parker (left), joined the Bournemouth team last week after he arrived from Fulham.Scott Parker believes that more long-term planning was an important factor in his decision as Bournemouth's manager.After Fulham's relegation to the Premier League, the 40-year old left Fulham to join their Championship rivals on an all-year deal.Parker stated, "At this point in my career it's important to be around a soccer club with a vision.""There is a long-term goal that I can achieve here. It's right where I need to be."Bournemouth came sixth in the second division last season, after seeing their five-year tenure in the top flight come to an end in 2020.After being defeated in the Championship play-off semifinals by Brentford, the Cherries missed the chance to be promoted to the Premier League at the first attempt.Parker said, "I have been around football for a while and have clear ideas about what clubs need to succeed.""I feel that I have arrived at a place where they can be implemented, and around people who also understand."There is a process. "I'm eager to help develop the club and make it better.Parker, an ex-england midfielder, led Fulham to the Premier League via play-offs in 2019-20 but could not keep the west London club up last year.He said he is "excited" about the challenge of leading Bournemouth to promotion.He said, "Me and my team invested a lot, both emotionally and physically to our last job.""But, the energy bars are back up since we have come together in a different environment. We will give everything we can."Parker said that Bournemouth needs "some additional players" to be able to compete at the top of the Championship.He said, "We are missing six to seven players from last year, so in terms the squad base line we are short.""It is crucial to have a team of players who are willing to do whatever it takes to make this division a success."Tactically we will be trying implement a philosophy that is new to players, which I'm going explain to them."Parker already has one new addition to the Vitality Stadium: Emiliano Marcondes, a midfielder signed on a three year deal by Parker following his release from Brentford.Bournemouth will begin their 2021-22 Championship campaign against West Brom at home on Friday, 6 Aug.