CHERRIES boss Scott Parker said it was “fine” to return to his previous stomping ground at Fulham and added: “I get the fickleness of football sometimes.”

As well as making 128 appearances for the club as a player, Parker managed Fulham for 105 matches.

He initially took over from Claudio Ranieri on a caretaker basis in February 2019, before eventually being awarded the role full-time.

Parker took the west London side back to the top flight via the play-offs during the 2019-20 campaign – before suffering relegation with them last season.

He joined Cherries in June of this year, after leaving Fulham by mutual consent.

The former England international was met with a small smattering of boos on his return to Craven Cottage.

He saw his new side play out a feisty 1-1 draw with Marco Silva’s men. Dominic Solanke’s opener was cancelled out by Tosin Adarabioyo’s late header.

Reflecting on his return to Craven Cottage, Parker said: “It was fine, it was all good. Football business is business, I came here with Bournemouth, I have a job to do here now.

“I had two unbelievable years here at Fulham, I’m immensely proud of what I did and how we went about it. I’m thankful for Fulham as well for giving me the opportunity.

“I get the fickleness of football sometimes, but I’d like to think deep down that the Fulham fans have an appreciation for what we did here.

“In football people move on to pastures new, I’ve moved on now and I wish Fulham nothing but all the best."