Born: Lambeth, 13 October 1980
Position: Central midfielder
International caps: 18
International goals: 0
Signed: 19 August 2013 from Tottenham Hotspur (£3.5m)
Fulham debut: Fulham 1-3 Arsenal, 24 August 2013
Fulham appearances: 128
Fulham goals: 6
Sold: 1 June 2017 (released/retired)
Scott Parker signed for Fulham in a £3.5m move from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2013. He formed an experienced midfield partnership with Steve Sidwell in his first season at Craven Cottage, but couldn’t prevent the Cottagers from succumbing to relegation at the end of a dismal captain. Parker became captain and a key figure in Fulham’s side for the following three years, but the closest he came to gaining promotion back to the big time was a play-off semi-final defeat at Reading that proved to be the last game of his playing career.
Parker coached Tottenham’s under 18s for a year before returning to the Cottage as part of Slavisa Jokanovic’s backroom staff. He succeeded Claudio Ranieri as Fulham boss, initially in a caretaker capacity, and led the Whites back to the top flight in his first full season in charge after Joe Bryan’s brace beat local rivals Brentford in a tense play-off final behind closed doors at Wembley. Parker’s tenure at Fulham was characterised by caution and saw him drop the club’s most regular goalscorer Aleksandar Mitrovic as they were fighting for their Premier League rivals. After relegation, he jumped ship to join Bournemouth – only to lose his Dean Court job early in the 2022/23 season.
Appointed: Caretaker, 28 February 2019; Permanent: 10 May 2019
Resigned: 28 June 2021.
Games managed: 105
Won: 37 (35.20%)
Honours: Championship play-off winners (2020).