Hammer Lined Up For Managerial Return

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Former West Ham star and Player of the Year, Scott Parker, is reportedly in advanced negotiations with Burnley to take over as their manager this summer, succeeding Vincent Kompany.

Parker emerged from a shortlist of managerial candidates, which notably included other individuals with connections to West Ham, such as Frank Lampard and Craig Bellamy. Even the fourth favourite for the Clarets’ position, Liam Rosenior, has a tenuous link to the club through his father, Leroy Rosenior, a former Irons striker and C&H writer.

Burnley have reportedly considered Bellamy, who served as interim manager and Kompany’s assistant. However, the club has now settled on their priority candidate.

Parker appears to be Burnley’s top choice after a managerial search extending into its third month.

The former West Ham midfielder transitioned to management in 2019, becoming the head coach of Fulham after retiring in 2017. He led Fulham to promotion from the Championship in his first season via the play-offs. However, Parker has been out of coaching since March 2023, when he left Club Brugge after securing only two wins in 12 matches before being dismissed.

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  • Brian says:

    Congratulations Scott Parker!
    One of my favourite and possibly one of the best West Ham players of the last 30 odd years.
    Best of Luck to him

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