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Well, Scott Parker’s second stint in the Premier League didn’t last long, did it? The former Fulham boss’ reward for guiding Bournemouth back into the top flight was the axe after just four games.
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Sure, one of those was a 9-0 loss to Liverpool and he was moaning about a lack of transfer activity… but still. Feels a bit harsh.
But football is a ruthless business and attention now turns to his replacement. Will they go for someone tried and tested or an outsider to the English game? Here’s what Paddy’s markets are saying.
Current favourite is the caretaker gaffer. Possession is nine tenths of the law and former midfielder Gary O’Neil is in control after Parker’s exit. He’s got off to a good start so maybe he’ll land the gig full time…
Chris Wilder is available after being sacked by Championship outfit Middlesbrough. On paper he would be a bit of a left-field appointment but boards might be hoping he can pull another tactical rabbit out of the hat like he did with Sheffield United’s first season back in the Premier League.
Bodo/Glimt boss Kjetil Knutsen has started appearing on the radar of a few English clubs after some impressive European performances with the Norwegian outfit from inside the artic circle. Could he hack it on a pleasant Tuesday evening down on the south coast, though?
Want to keep a poor squad in the Premier League? Sean Dyche is your man. The ex Burnley boss is still on the market and will surely get snapped up by someone as Christmas looms into view and boardrooms start to get nervous.
Luton boss Nathan Jones continues to impress at Kenilworth Road. The big question mark next to him might be his short, unsuccessful stint at Stoke a couple years ago. Maybe Luton is just the perfect fit for him and vice versa.
It’s a little early for Sam Allardyce’s name to be doing the rounds but maybe that is an indication of the peril Bournemouth are already in. Alas, here he is. Comes round sooner every year, doesn’t it?
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