September 28th , 2022


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With a role open in Ligue 1 that former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino refused, former Fulham manager Scott Parker may be on the verge of making a managerial comeback just weeks after being fired by Bournemouth. 

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: An apologetic AFC Bournemouth manager Scott Parker acknowledges the fans after during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and AFC Bournemouth at Anfield on August 27, 2022 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)

England's Liverpool, August 27: On August 27, 2022, in Liverpool, England, during the Premier League game between AFC Bournemouth and Liverpool FC at Anfield, manager Scott Parker of AFC Bournemouth apologizes and thanks the supporters. Image 

Scott Parker, who was fired from his role at Bournemouth as the league's first managerial casualty, may be on the verge of making a managerial comeback now that a Ligue 1 position is open. 

Nice, a French club that Mauricio Pochettino reportedly rejected, is reportedly an option for the former Cherries manager. 

Parker, who was fired by Bournemouth last month after they lost three of their first four Premier League games despite helping them gain promotion, is being mentioned as a potential replacement for revered coach Lucien Favre at the French club. 

Parker is reportedly on the club's radar, according to Foot Mercato. Favre, who replaced Christophe Galtier in the summer, is reportedly coming under increasing pressure as the team sits in 13th place in Ligue 1 after the first eight games. They have only won two games while dropping four.

The likes of Aaron Ramsey, Ross Barkley, Nicolas Pepe, Morgan Schneiderlin, and Kasper Schmeichel have joined the club - with Iain Moody, former sporting director at Crystal Palace, taking charge of the side's recruitment on an interim basis. It is thought that Moody and Favre have disagreed over certain transfers.

Scott Parker ‘set for foreign manager’s job which was rejected by Pochettino’

(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 17, 2022 Paris Saint-Germain's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino looks on during the French L1 football match between Paris-Saint Germain (PSG) and Olympique Marseille (OM) at The Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris. - Paris Saint-Germain football club confirmed the departure of coach Mauricio Pochettino on July 5, 2022. (Photo)

Since PSG, Mauricio Pochettino has not had a job. 

Pochettino, the former manager of Tottenham, was indeed rumored to be in talks. Although he was fired in July, the Argentine's most recent position was at Paris Saint-Germain. 

Nevertheless, Foot Mercato claims that despite Nice's willingness to match his salary demands, he is not likely to take the position at this time. In order to win titles, he is holding out for a Premier League comeback, however it is not yet known at which club. 

Lucien Favre has left Borussia Dortmund after their 5-1 hammering at home to Stuttgart on Saturday. 

Newcastle was connected to Lucien Favre last year, but things with Nice haven't been great.

As a result, the French news site reported that Parker is being considered, with Iain Moody, Nice's outside advisor, suggesting his name. 

Although it is unknown if Nice and Parker have already discussed the position, 

Parker is reportedly just on Nice's short list of management candidates as they consider whether or not to dismiss Favre in the near future. 

After the international break, Nice will play host to league champions PSG, so a decision might be taken sooner rather than later.

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