Scott Parker has been named as the brand new head coach of Club Brugge.
The 42-year-old had been out of labor since being sacked by Bournemouth in August, having voiced his unhappiness concerning the membership’s method within the switch market.
Parker’s new job with the three-time Belgian champions will see him get a possibility to handle within the Champions League after they progressed to the knockout phases, the place they’re attributable to face Benfica when the competitions resumes in February.
However, they’re off the tempo within the Jupiler Pro League, 12 factors behind leaders Genk in fourth after a 1-1 Boxing Day draw with OH Louvain.
That, approaching the again of a poor 4-1 residence defeat to St Truiden within the Belgian Cup, led to the membership dismissing former Stoke and West Brom midfielder Carl Hoefkens solely six months after he stepped up from his function as assistant when Alfred Schreuder left to interchange Erik ten Hag at Ajax.
Prior to his 14 months at Bournemouth, Parker had additionally spent simply over two years as supervisor of Fulham.
During his enjoying days he represented England 18 instances, whereas enjoying for Charlton, a brief mortgage at Norwich, Chelsea, Newcastle, West Ham, Spurs and Fulham.
Additional reporting by PA