Fulham consider Scott Parker as shock replacement for under-pressure boss Slavisa Jokanovic

Fulham currently sit rock bottom of the Premier League with just five points gained in 11 games, leaving Jokanovic facing the prospect of being the first managerial sacking of the season.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Parker, who made 128 appearances for Fulham, could be promoted from first-team coach to an interim managerial role replacing Jokanovic – who has managed just one Premier League win this season.

They claim promoting Parker, which would not cost them any more money, is favoured over recruiting the likes of David Moyes, Sam Allardyce or Steve Bruce while Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers and former Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri are also in the running.

Parker completed his coaching badges and formerly had the managed Tottenham Hotspur’s under-18’s side, before moving to Craven Cottage in July to join Jokanovic's backroom staff.

The former midfielder is high regarded at Craven Cottage and it is believed his appointment would be welcomed by Craven Cottage bosses as they consider their options.

Fulham splashed out a massive £100 million in a summer transfer raid that brought the likes of Jean Michaël Seri, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Alfie Mawson and André Schürrle to West London.

Despite The Cottagers dismal start to the season Jokanovic has implemented a passing style that Fulham would not likely want to replace if the Serbian manager is to depart from the Premier League.

With the international break in place it allows Fulham to consider their options despite not giving Jovancic the indication that one more loss will seal his fate in charge.

Jovancic will also use the international break to himself evaluate his sides rock bottom position as they were most recently beaten by relegation rivals Huddersfield 1-0 away last Monday.

Things could worsen for Fulham and Jovancic as they face unbeaten Liverpool at Anfield in their first game back after the break.

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