Scott Parker and Fulham are close to agreeing ‘a mutual termination’ of his contract as the club’s manager, according to a Sky Sports News report.

Parker’s current deal at Fulham has two more years to run but he has been widely tipped to be ready to move on from Craven Cottage following Fulham’s relegation from the Premier League and his deteriorating relationship with the club’s hierarchy. Fulham and Parker have been in discussions about the terms of his departure over the past week, but Sky suggest that a mutually agreed parting of the ways – to potentially reduce the amount of compensation Bournemouth would have to pay Fulham in order to make Parker their new manager – appears likely.

Parker’s Fulham side won just five games as they were relegated by eleven points last season but that hasn’t deterred the Cherries from making them their primary target to replace Jonathan Woodgate, whose contract as caretaker manager expires at the end of the month. Fulham are already considering replacements for Parker, with current Swansea boss Steve Cooper believed to be at the top of their shortlist.