Scott Parker has agreed a new three-year contract with Fulham, according to a report from the Sun tonight.

The 39 year-old opened talks with the Londoners in the immediate aftermath of Fulham’s play-off victory over local rivals Brentford last month. The Whites wanted to tie down their former captain to a longer deal after he guided the club back to the top flight at the first time of asking – with his reputation rising after navigating a path out of the testing Championship.

For his part, Parker wanted a long-term commitment from the club’s owners and the Sun asserts that the Fulham boss has been afforded a greater role in the club’s recruitment than previous incumbents. Parker’s input has been praised by Fulham’s summer signings, with both Antonee Robinson and Mario Lemina revealing that their discussions with the manager were pivotal to their decisions to move to Craven Cottage.

The tabloid suggests that official confirmation of Parker’s new contract will come next week as Fulham build up to their opening fixture of the new campaign against Arsenal.