Fulham confirm Parker appointment

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Scott Parker has been appointed Fulham manager on a permanent basis after a stint in charge as caretaker.

Scott Parker has been appointed Fulham manager on a permanent basis after a stint in charge as caretaker.

Parker was placed in charge of the first team at the end of February following the sacking of Claudio Ranieri on a deal until the end of the season.

The 38-year-old, who has been backed by various members of the squad during his time as caretaker boss, has now been handed the chance to try and guide Fulham to promotion from the Championship next season.

The Cottagers lost his first five games in charge as Parker was unable to prevent their relegation but they have won three of their last four games.

Chairman Shahid Khan says Fulham have ‘undeniably become a better football club’ since the former England international became boss, and Parker is delighted to have been given the opportunity.

‘I’m delighted to be appointed Head Coach of Fulham Football Club and I thank the Chairman for entrusting me with this responsibility, as well as the support and encouragement that both he and [co-owner] Tony Khan have provided me,’ Parker told the club website.

‘The players, staff and fans have all been fantastic with me since I took temporary charge.

We are now all focused on ending this campaign with a positive result on Sunday against Newcastle and look forward to preparations for the new season, which have already begun.’

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