BBC pundit reacts as Phil Hay drops ex Fulham manager Scott Parker to Leeds United update
Carlton Palmer has shared his reaction as former Fulham and Bournemouth manager Scott Parker has been linked with Leeds United.
The Athletic’s Phil Hay wrote on 7 June that the Whites have discussed the possibility of bringing Parker to Elland Road this summer.
Leeds are looking for a new manager after they parted ways with Sam Allardyce who failed to keep them in the Premier League after four games in charge.
“Scott boasts two promotions to the Premier League from the Championship with Bournemouth and Fulham. On both of these occasions, he had one of the biggest budgets in the league.
“He got Fulham promoted, then relegated and Bournemouth sacked him after four [league] games into last season after they were promoted, and after a defeat to Liverpool.
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“He publicly slammed his owners, and that wasn’t a good look. That was the reason he was sacked. He’s recently been sacked again by Club Brugge after 67 days in charge.
“Personally, with Leeds looking to make an immediate return to the Premier League, I think Scott would be a huge gamble at this particular juncture.”
Palmer doesn’t usually make sense but he’s absolutely spot on here when he talks about Parker.
He’s failed at his last three jobs and the fact that he survived two months at his most recent job tells you that he’s not the best tactically.
He’s also fallen out with the board and that’s something clubs do not want and will think twice before giving him a job.
Leeds need to be ambitious and perhaps look in Europe to see someone who’s gone under the radar and isn’t being targeted by the clubs around them.
Once the ownership issue is sorted, this is the next thing they need to look at after a new sporting director is put in place.
It’s interesting to see who the club finally ends up going for but they cannot think that Parker will be the one to address their woes.