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Zemura’s Bournemouth part ways with boss Scott Parker

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By Sports Reporter

Zimbabwe international Jordan Zemura’s Premier League side, AFC Bournemouth have sacked boss Scott Parker after Saturday’s 9-0 defeat at Liverpool.

Parker, who is credited for giving Zemura his first-team breakthrough at Bournemouth led the Cherries to a return to the English top-flight after a two-year absence but has been shown the exit door just four games into the
campaign.

Parker has overseen a disastrous start to the season, with the 2-0 win over Aston Villa the only victory recorded in the league.

They have not scored a single goal in their last three outings and were demolished 0-9 by Liverpool on Saturday.

“AFC Bournemouth can announce that the club has parted company with head coach Scott Parker” reads a statement by the club.

Parker has regularly spoken of his desire for the club to strengthen the squad over the summer, saying on Saturday the current group are “under-equipped” to compete at this level.

Cherries have confirmed Gary O’Neil will take interim charge and will be assisted by Shaun Cooper and Tommy Elphick.

Bournemouth host Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Wednesday night.

Meanwhile, despite Bournemouth’s humiliation at Liverpool, English broadcaster Sky Sports still gave Zemura the best rating for the Cherries

It was Zemura’s first appearance, against Liverpool, in a Premiership showdown, against Liverpool.

The Zimbabwean was handed a rating of four, by Sky Sports, the best for the visiting players, in the show dominated by the hosts.