This Saturday, when Fulham welcome Southampton to Craven Cottage, for a Premier League fixture, we’re hoping that there will be clear signs that the appointment of Claudio Ranieri will prove the impetus to turn around our dreadful run of recent form.
The 67-year-old Italian has been brought in to preserve our Premier League status and his first job will be to halt a run of form that has seen Fulham lose their last seven games, a run that has seen the side sink to the bottom of the Premier League.
As we await the fixture against Southampton, who are a lowly 17th in the table and who are managed by somebody who spent a spell as our manager, Mark Hughes, news has broken that Scott Parker has been promoted.
Parker, 38-years-of-age, moved across London, from Tottenham Hotspur, to join the Fulham coaching staff. Following Ranieri’s appointment, the news source, Football London, are reporting that Parker has now been elevated to the position of assistant manager.
For Scott, it is a chance to bring to the Ranieri table the knowledge he has about the current squad and help Claudio to plot the way forward as survival, in the top-flight, becomes our main priority.
Hopefully Scott will be up for the challenge and we’d like to wish him well as Fulham Football Club, enters one of the most important phases in its history, after taking so long to climb out of the Championship and back into the Premier League, relegation would, in my opinion, be an absolute disaster for the club.