Bournemouth and Scott Parker have only been involved in four games a season

Bournemouth has separated from coach Scott Parker.

The South Coast side suffered a 9-0 defeat to Liverpool in their last game, leaving them 17th in the Premier League table.

In addition to that loss, Parker, 41, oversaw Manchester City’s 4-0 defeat, 3-0 defeat to Arsenal, and 2-0 win over Aston Villa upon Bournemouth’s return to the First Division.

First-team coach Gary O’Neill will take over interim responsibility for Bournemouth and will be assisted by Sean Cooper and Tommy Elphick.

Bournemouth owner Maxime Demin said: “I would like to place on record my gratitude to Scott and his team for their efforts during their time with us.

“Our promotion to the Premier League last season during his tenure will always be remembered as one of the most successful seasons in our history.

“However, in order to continue to progress as a team and as a club as a whole, it is unconditional that we are alike in our strategy to run the club sustainably. We must also show faith and respect for each other.

“This is an approach that has brought this club so much success in recent history, and one that we will not deviate from from now on. Our search for a new head coach will begin immediately.”

Parker took charge at Bournemouth in the summer of 2021, having left Fulham upon relegation to the Championship.

He led Bournemouth to promotion the first time he asked, taking second place in the table behind his old team.

Bournemouth will be next in action on Wednesday when they host Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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