The head coach of AFC Bournemouth, Scott Parker, has been fired, the club has confirmed.
Even though Parker assisted the team in successfully pursuing promotion last season, a 9-0 loss against Liverpool over the weekend proved to be the tipping point for the club’s board.
After defeating Aston Villa 2-0 at home to start the season, Bournemouth has already lost three straight games while giving up 16 goals.
The club’s co-owner, Maxim Demin said: “I would like to place on record my gratitude to Scott and his team for their efforts during their time with us. Our promotion back to the Premier League last season under his tenure will always be remembered as one of the most successful seasons in our history.
“However, in order for us to keep progressing as a team and a Club as a whole, it is unconditional that we are aligned in our strategy to run the club sustainably. We must also show belief in and respect for one another. That is the approach that has brought this club so much success in recent history, and one that we will not veer from now. Our search for a new head coach will begin immediately.”
The club will be led pro-tempore by Gary O’Neil, with Tommy Elphick and Shaun Cooper on his side.