Scott Parker is one on the list of candidates to take over the manager job at Leicester. Scott Parker has managed to take both Bournemouth and Fulham up from the Championship on the first attempt, but struggled to keep his job when coming back up to the Premier League.
He was sacked at Bournemouth after a masterfall against Liverpool, losing 9-0 at Anfield, early on last season. Looked a bit strange. Bournemouth had picked up a win in the opening game of the season against Aston Villa (2-0), and the two other games played before the Anfield crash, were against Arsenal and Man City.
Parker got the sack and was replaced by Gary O’Neil, who has done well and managed to hold The Cherries in Premier League with most of the squad build up by Parker. Parker himself later joined FC Brugge, and his stay in Belgium became a short one, being there for under three months, and dismissed after just 12 games. He gained some quality and valuable experience from being part of a Champions League campaign as well as coaching abroad.
Patrick Vieira is one seen on the list TCF put together of possible candidates to look at. Vieira (46) had a different idea of how to play the game than Roy Hodgson, but during struggles last season, the board at Palace had no hope in this approach and went back to their old formula, which of course we have seen worked short term, but in Vieira will get his team to play offensive and possession orientated football, and would be a good fit.
There are different matters to consider when you take on a new manager, and of course we do have to look at Dean Smith and his staff as one with quality, and we believe that he is interested in working on as the boss at this football club, and it should not be dragged out much longer, if the club have no idea of who they would like to appoint and just keeps Dean Smith waiting, it’s very unfair. Say goodbye and take him of the list, before you start to flirt with others. If they have no intention of appointing Dean Smith, then they should have given him the message, instead of dragging out, does not look good.
A new name on the list is Man City assistant Enzo Maresca. He joined Man City in front of this season as Pep Guardiola’s assistent, comig in from Parma, being dismissed by the Italian club early in the 2021/22 season.
Still nothing concrete as names are thrown in the air.
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