RYAN Fredericks always believed that new boss Scott Parker would go into coaching – also revealing that his former teammate played a big part in his decision to join Cherries.

The right-back played alongside Parker 32 times for Fulham, but the pair also shared a dressing room at Tottenham Hotspur, where Potters Bar-born Fredericks started his career.

29-year-old Fredericks became a free agent when West Ham announced that they would not be offering the defender a new deal, meaning a host of clubs circled the former Fulham defender.

Cherries reportedly beat out Fredericks’ former employers Fulham and Middlesbrough to capture the Spurs academy graduate on a two-year deal.

Detailing how the move came about, Fredericks told Cherries website: “Just got in touch - first person I spoke to was the manager.

“When a player comes in off his contract, obviously he's going to have offers from clubs and speak to various clubs and various people, but I feel like the manager was the one who really showed the most interest in me and the club in general and really sold it well to me.

“Definitely happy I can get it over the line and I just can't wait to get the season started.

Fredericks also shared that he had watched quite a bit of Cherries’ successful promotion campaign, stating that he could clearly see the influence of Parker permeating throughout the Cherries team.

“It's been amazing,” Fredericks commented in regards to Cherries’ performances under Parker.

“I think the type of player is, he's installed that kind of hard work ethic into the club, and obviously the quality of the games I've watched of Bournemouth, they've pretty much dominated every game and playing a really nice style of football.

“I'm not surprised, the impact he had on the club.”

Parker arrived at Tottenham six days after Fredericks had made his senior debut for Spurs, before the two reunited at Fulham four years later.

According to Fredericks, even as a player Parker was keen to set high standards, whilst helping teammates with titbits of advice.

When asked if he thought his head coach always seemed set to head into coaching, Fredericks mentioned: “I think so.

“I think even back then he was still playing, but the advice he'd give you on and off the pitch, little bits of advice from his experiences he's had at the highest level of football.

“It was pretty much a no brainer that he was going to go into coaching side.”