Scott Parker appointed as new Club Brugge head coach

    Former Fulham and Bournemouth manager Scott Parker has replaced Carl Hofkens as Club Brugge’s new manager.

    Hofkens, who was only appointed in May, defied the odds by helping Club Brugge finish above Bayer Leverkusen and Atlético Madrid to qualify for the Champions League knockout stage for the first time, with Benfica more than two matches ahead.

    However, they are in trouble domestically as they are fourth in the league and were knocked out of the St. Truidence Cup last week, which led to Hofkens being sacked on Tuesday.

    Parker managed Fulham from February 2019 to June 2021 before taking over the reins at Bournemouth ahead of the 2021–22 campaign.

    He led them to promotion to the Premier League but was sacked after a run of three defeats in a row that culminated in an infamous 9-0 thrashing of Liverpool in August.

    Brugge will return to action on January 8, going to visit the leader of the Belgian first division Genk.

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