Burnley have appointed former Fulham and Bournemouth boss Scott Parker as their new head coach.

The Clarets had been searching for Vincent Kompany’s successor after the Belgian left Turf Moor to take charge at Bayern Munich.

Ruud van Nistelrooy and Frank Lampard were among the names linked with the position in recent weeks but Parker will be the man in the dugout as the club aims to bounce back from relegation from the Premier League.

The 43-year-old has a strong record in the Championship, having guided Fulham and Bournemouth to promotion to the top flight.

The former Tottenham and West Ham midfielder’s most recent job was in Belgium with Club Bruges but he was sacked in March 2023 after winning two of his first 12 matches.

Parker said: “I’m really pleased to be here! I have been speaking with Burnley for some time now which has been a positive thing as I’ve now got a real feel for the people around the club.

“To be around the training ground now, you start to get that feeling again and I can’t wait to get on the training field and start work.

“For us to be successful this year is the most important thing. We have to win and build a team the fans and club can be proud of. This team can represent every single one of them in that aspect and that’s the aim.”

The Clarets kick off the Championship campaign on Monday, August 12 with a trip to Luton Town, who were also relegated from the Premier League last term.

Chairman Alan Pace added: “We are thrilled to welcome Scott to Burnley Football Club. His vision for the future aligns with our goals and ambitions of returning to the Premier League as soon as possible.

“His track record of success along with a commitment to developing young talent makes him an ideal fit.

“We are confident he can lead us to new heights and continue to build on the solid foundations laid at Turf Moor.”