Scott Parker explains his relationship with Cherry’s hiring managers
SCOTT Parker said a “good, open relationship” with Cherries’ hiring managers was important in identifying the right targets for the club.
The Cherries boss insisted last week that he had contacts on time to bring new faces to Vitality Stadium as he looked to strengthen his squad ahead of the summer transfer window.
Parker was appointed head coach of the Dorset club in June, with technical director Richard Hughes, deputy technical director Simon Francis and the rest of Cherries’ recruiting department tasked with identifying and securing transfer targets.
When asked what her relationship with Hughes and Francis was like, Parker told the Daily Echo, “Really good.
“In daily contact with these guys, both guys understand the dynamics of football teams and what you need in different teams.
“Recruiting is one of the hardest things to really master. If there’s one thing Bournemouth has a very good track record for, it’s recruiting – they’ve recruited very, very well.
“Like I said, sometimes it’s not about a checkbook or how much you bring in a player (for). It’s really the dynamic of what different teams need at different times.
“My relationship with all these guys and this daily contact has been brilliant.”
Since Parker’s arrival, Cherries have signed Emiliano Marcondes on a free transfer from Brentford, as well as the loan signing of full-back Leif Davis from Leeds United.
When asked what he had to say about transfers as a head coach, Parker replied: “A lot.
“I don’t want the day to day talking to agents, the day to day contracts or this and that. I’m tired of trying to build the team.
“First and foremost, I’m the head coach and I want to coach the team.
“But saying that, of course, a relationship and a good open – and honest – relationship with Richard, Simon and Neill (Blake, Managing Director), is vitally important because I see it day to day. day basis.
“I understand the team, I know what sometimes we will need and what we don’t need, so my input is crucial and they are very open with that too – as well as me taking their experiences and what point they are good.
“If they know a player more than I do and they recommend someone, then their background has told me to really listen to this, and that’s what I will do.”