‘It’s amazing’, ‘He brightened my day’ – Many Bournemouth fans react as ex-Cherries player returns to club
AFC Bournemouth is entering a new era after appointing Scott Parker as new head coach.
The 40-year-old has succeeded Jonathan Woodgate in the Dean Court dugout from next season, with the spell of the former Real Madrid and England defender coming to an end after the play-off loss to Brentford in May.
It was like the EFL’s worst-kept secret that Parker was going to replace Woodgate in recent weeks and it finally became a reality on Monday as the former Fulham man seeks to bring the Cherries back to the top of the scale.
Parker will be appointed head coach and that’s because Bournemouth has a technical director at the club in Richard Hughes who oversees football matters while Parker focuses on the training ground and on match days.
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Hughes now has additional help at his disposal as it has been revealed that longtime former player Simon Francis has returned to the club as assistant technical director of the first team.
Francis, who spent eight years at the Cherries and made nearly 300 league appearances for the club, will assist Hughes and work closely with Parker to identify transfer targets – and fans are buzzing that he’s back with the club because they keep it very high. about.
Omfg wow that’s amazing
– InvictUs (@olliejamespaddy) June 30, 2021
– Steve Butler 🍒🇺🇬🇩🇰🍒 (@_steve_butler_) June 30, 2021
– marc lemon (@ marccit1962) June 30, 2021
It’s a fantastic meeting. Franno, an absolute legend of this football club, will add so much value in this role! 👍🍒
– sandy (@afcbsandy) June 30, 2021
Never heard of this role before but if it’s filled by Franno then I’m happy https://t.co/uC4hBfLQAs
– Ollie Lee (@OliLeeSJourno) June 30, 2021
Absolutely 100% yes. The best person to identify the right characters. https://t.co/kv5DoGXIK4
– Harry (@HarryfromTTP) June 30, 2021
Well this news brightened up my day https://t.co/6ZSq2EWPid
– sammi glas💡 (@SammiKnell) June 30, 2021
Good movement. Important to have some continuity after all the changes https://t.co/nZKUy0MeGS
– ChrisAFCB (@ChrisAFCB) June 30, 2021
Like! He’s had a great year of punditry, but great to see him back in the works🍒 https://t.co/XNewy1h9V5
– AFCB_Swainer🚨 (@AfcbSwainer) June 30, 2021