One former Toon player is set to jump into the hot-seat of another when Scott Parker leaves Fulham to replace Jonathan Woodgate at Bournemouth.
Sky Sports claim that the move is imminent, with him set to be appointed as the new Cherries boss in the next 24-48 hours after Woodgate’s departure looks set to be followed by the ‘mutual termination’ of Parker’s contract at Craven Cottage.
In a surprise move, The Cherries have decided against renewing the ex-Newcastle defender’s contract on the south coast and have instead opted to bring our former captain to the club from recently relegated Fulham.
Parker’s name had even been touted on the fringes for the Tottenham job, with him being held in high regard despite two relegations in three seasons as a manager.
Woodgate, who was brought in to steady the ship following the sacking of Jason Tindall, guided Bournemouth to a play-off spot but tasted defeat to eventual winners Brentford in the semi-final.
However, he won’t be kept on at the club in any capacity as Parker has already made plans for his backroom staff, while Fulham begin the task of finding themselves a new manager to try and get them back into the Premier League.