Scott Parker has left Fulham by mutual consent and seems set to take over at Bournemouth.

Parker’s protracted departure from Craven Cottage has been rumoured since the end of last season, when the Whites were relegated from the Premier League and his relationship with the club’s hierarchy appeared to have deteriorated beyond repair. The 40 year-old, who guided Fulham back to the top flight at the first attempt, was unable to keep the Whites in the Premier League and appears destined to succeed Jonathan Woodgate at Dean Court later this week.

Parker’s backroom staff could include a number of figures who have also left Fulham tonight like first team coach Matt Wells, goalkeeping coach Rob Burch, head of sports science Ally Harris, analyst Jonathan Hill and fitness coach Charlie Moore.

Fulham chairman Shahid Khan said in a statement: “Through promotion and relegation alike, Scott has always enjoyed my support as our Head Coach. Scott’s departure does nothing to shake my confidence, however. We will hire a new Head Coach who is capable of achieving our goal of promotion and will be committed to Fulham and its supporters. And we will field a squad that will respond, compete and win. Onward.”