Fulham manager Scott Parker has signed a new three-year contract, the club have confirmed this evening.

Parker, who spent three years as a player at Craven Cottage before retiring in 2016, guided the Whites back to the Premier League at the first time of asking at the end of his first full season in management. The Londoners were keen to extend his initial short-term deal after the play-off final victory over Brentford – and the brief negotiations were concluded after the 39 year-old returned from a family holiday earlier this month.

The Fulham head coach told the club’s official website:

I’m delighted to have signed a new deal which shows mutual faith and commitment, on both my side and the club’s. I’m pleased with the hard work we have all carried out behind the scenes which resulted in achieving our objective of promotion to the Premier League last month. This has been a huge effort involving many people, and has continued in our preparations for the new season.

Signing a new deal provides stability and an opportunity to keep on developing the team. There is still a lot of hard work ahead of us, and we’ll always be striving to improve and progress every day.

Fulham chairman Shahid Khan added:

“We believed in Scott Parker when we signed him as a player in 2013, and we believed in him as our caretaker manager at the end of our most recent season in the Premier League. Our belief and confidence in Scott is stronger than ever today and is evident in this new three-year contract, which is fully deserved, and I’m thoroughly honoured to offer as we return next week to top-flight football.”