SCOTT Parker is "set to leave Fulham later this week" according to a report in the Telegraph.

Parker has been in charge of the Cottagers since February 2019, overseeing two relegations from the Premier League and a promotion via the Championship play-offs.

Fulham finished 18th in the top-flight last season, with Parker now said to be coming to the end of his time at the west London outfit.

The Telegraph claim Parker's departure is expected to be confirmed "over the next few days, possibly by mutual consent".

The report goes on to say that Cherries are "poised to offer Parker a quick return to management".

Cherries are looking their finalise their managerial team for next season, with Jonathan Woodgate's short-term deal as head coach set to expire in June.

The process has taken longer than the board initially anticipated, but the club have been in deep negotiations with more than one potential candidate.

Woodgate arrived at Cherries in February, quickly replacing outgoing boss Jason Tindall, initially on an interim basis.

But he was unable to guide the club back to the Premier League at the first time of asking, losing in the play-off semi-finals against Brentford.