Sport news 'I'm not the owner...only he can decide that': Scott Parker brushes off concerns over Shahid Khan's track record of letting managers go as Fulham sit inside the relegation zone ahead of tricky run of fixtures Metinews.com
MetiNews.Com - Fulham manager Scott Parker takes his side to Leicester on Monday night rooted in the relegation zone with only one win this season and the worst defensive record in the top flight
Breaking News ! Fulham owner Shahid Khan has said farewell to eight managers since he bought the club in 2013 and Scott Parker has no intention of becoming the ninth name on the American's hit list – just yet.Former England international Parker has shone in his first managerial role, leading Fulham back into the Premier League this summer.But he takes his side to Leicester on Monday night rooted in the relegation zone with only one win this season and the worst defensive record in the top flight. Scott Parker doesn't show off any signs of concerns despite Fulham's start to the season Owner Shahid Khan has a track record of letting managers go since he took over the clubParker comes over confidently and not remotely under pressure nine games into the season, but he is aware of Khan's track record – despite their magnificent working relationship.He explained: 'I can't answer how the chairman is but, in terms of our relationship, it is spot on. With the chairman (Shahid Khan) and (Khan's son) Tony, the dialogue is constant.' RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next What a VARce: Premier League accused of lowering bar for... Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has passed more than any other Premier... Robbie Savage claims state of relegation dogfight is already... West Brom 1-0 Sheffield United: Conor Gallagher's maiden... Share this article Share With Leicester followed by games against Manchester City and Liverpool, there is every chance Khan will see little more for his investment in the next week or two.And Parker is aware of the threat. He added: 'That's down to one individual, how they see the football club and how they want their football club to move forward.'I'm not the owner. Only he can decide that. If he feels and understands where we are this year, the things we are doing and where that can lead us then, hopefully, we become stronger for that. Things don't get easier for Parker with Leicester, Manchester City and Liverpool coming up'He'll make those decisions, of course. I understand that in my position. First and foremost we have to try and win games.
.'In my head - it's not down to me - of course, I want a bigger project and that bigger vision, to set some boundaries and pathways.'He's been in tenure for eight years, he's probably had about eight or nine managers.'But listen, that's down to the owner. I have the full support from the owner.'But, like in any walk of life, it's down to the owner when they feel like we are no longer progressing - or, certainly in their eyes, that it's not progressing. And I am sure that's the same here.' Fulham sit 19th in the table after taking just four points from their opening nine fixturesFacing Parker in the opposing dug out will be Brendan Rodgers, a youth coach at Chelsea when he was a player there. They last met as managers in March 2019, both in the second matches of their new roles.Leicester won and Fulham ended up going down, but Parker argues things have changed since then.He said: 'It IS different because it's another group of players. I can't remember exactly the line-up the last time we played Leicester but I don't think we're talking about the same players.This is another new team. What comes with new teams and new players is that time to work out where we're vulnerable, where we need to improve and then to work out exactly what is acceptable under me, what isn't, and how we want to play. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next What a VARce: Premier League accused of lowering bar for... Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has passed more than any other Premier... Robbie Savage claims state of relegation dogfight is already... West Brom 1-0 Sheffield United: Conor Gallagher's maiden...
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