Fulham have rewarded supervisor Scott Parker with a brand new three-year deal after sealing a direct return to the Premier League.
The previous England midfielder was named caretaker boss following Claudio Ranieri’s sacking in February 2019 and was given the reins on a everlasting foundation regardless of the west London aspect falling into England’s second tier.
Parker led Fulham out of the Championship on the first try by way of the play-offs and has now been given a brand new deal till 2023.
“I’m delighted to have signed a brand new deal which reveals mutual religion and dedication, on each my aspect and the membership’s,” Parker stated.
“I’m happy with the exhausting work we’ve got all carried out behind the scenes which resulted in reaching our goal of promotion to the Premier League final month.
“This has been an enormous effort involving many individuals, and has continued in our preparations for the brand new season.
“Signing a brand new deal offers stability and a chance to maintain on growing the staff. There may be nonetheless plenty of exhausting work forward of us, and we’ll all the time be striving to enhance and progress on daily basis.”
Parker made 128 look for Fulham and was membership captain by the point he retired in 2017, with the previous midfielder returning to the membership as a coach the next summer time.
Fulham proprietor Shahid Khan stated: “We believed in Scott Parker once we signed him as a participant in 2013, and we believed in him as our caretaker supervisor on the finish of our most up-to-date season within the Premier League.
“Our perception and confidence in Scott is stronger than ever as we speak and is obvious on this new three-year contract, which is totally deserved, and I’m totally honoured to supply as we return subsequent week to top-flight soccer.”
Parker’s deal is an additional increase to the Craven Cottage membership’s Premier League preparations.
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Anthony Knockaert and Harrison Reed have signed everlasting offers with the membership after impressing on mortgage, whereas Antonee Robinson and Mario Lemina have additionally arrived on the membership.
Fulham are within the hunt for extra signings, with Parker understood to be extra engaged within the recruitment course of overseen by sporting director Tony Khan than earlier coaches.
Khan manages the Whites’ switch enterprise and is working remotely within the United States attributable to COVID-19 journey restrictions, however the director of soccer and supervisor are understood to be in common contact over convention calls.