Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan named Scott Parker Caretaker Manager in February 2019, and Parker impressed sufficiently in the role to be named permanent Head Coach prior to the final game of the Premier League season.
After replacing Claudio Ranieri in what was initially an interim capacity, Parker oversaw an upturn in form which included three consecutive clean sheets and wins in April, which saw him nominated for Manager of the Month.
Speaking after appointing Parker permanently, Shahid Khan said: “Scott was brave to accept a very difficult challenge in February when appointed as our Caretaker Manager. Since that time, day by day, whether in training or on matchday, we’ve undeniably become a better football club. Scott will now have another challenge to face, and that is to return Fulham to the Premier League. I fully believe Scott is more than up to the task.”
Just under a year earlier, in July 2018, the Club had announced Parker's appointment as First Team Coach.
Parker returned to Fulham a year after retiring from his playing career at the end of the 2016/17 campaign. He joined Tottenham Hotspur's Academy in the summer of 2017 to coach their Under-18s.
His first campaign as a full-time Head Coach could not have gone much better, as he led the Whites to promotion at the first time of asking. The 2019/20 campaign was one like no other, lasting 367 days and culminating in Play-Off Final success against local rivals Brentford.
The Bees went into the game as favourites, but a tactical masterclass from Parker saw Fulham come out on top, with the opening goal from Joe Bryan a free-kick straight from the training pitch.
In his playing days, Parker signed for the Whites in August 2013 and went on to make 128 appearances in three seasons. Whilst at Fulham, Parker completed his UEFA badges and coached for the Fulham FC Academy.
Having represented England throughout the age groups from U16 to senior level, and having made more than 500 senior club league appearances, Parker brings a wealth of experience, dedication and enthusiasm to his new role.
13th Oct 1980
Place Of Birth
Charlton Athletic, Norwich City (loan), Chelsea, Newcastle United, West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur, Fulham