Scott Parker knows what it takes to win promotion from the Championship and is hungry to lead Burnley back to the Premier League.

Parker, who succeeds Vincent Kompany in the Turf Moor hot seat, previously guided Fulham and Bournemouth to the top flight.

The Clarets cruised to the Championship title in 2022/23 but finished 19th last term under Kompany, winning five league games all season.

When asked if promotion is the goal next season, Parker replied: "That is the aim. Vinnie did an incredible job in that sense and has left the good bones of a football club, we have a very good squad here.

“I have been in the building for two days so there is a lot of work to do in terms of understanding things and seeing the dynamics of the team.

“But for sure, the aim this year is for us to be competing at the right end of the table and trying to take this club into the Premier League.”

The 43-year-old’s most recent role was in Belgium with Club Brugge but he was sacked after less than three months in charge.

When asked if he has a point to prove, Parker said: “As a coach or anyone who sits in the chair, you always have something to prove.

“I come here with two promotions with two different clubs but ultimately, this is a new challenge for me and I think we have all got something to prove.

“This is a team relegated last year, they had real success the season before in terms of getting out of this division.

“It is not just me in that sense, it is everyone associated with the club with something to prove this year and that is exactly what we need to do.”

Parker spent over a year away from football following his stint in Belgium. He had other offers to return to management but felt the timing wasn't right.

“I took some much-needed time to reflect, it had been a hectic run for me from my playing career to managing in the thick of it,” the ex-England midfielder explained.

“The rest I took in the last year has been very helpful. Coming to this football club, it is a fantastic opportunity for me to get back into the cutting edge of it.

“I see myself with a real freshness get on with the job here and what is needed to be done.

“When you are in and amongst it as a coach or player on that ‘treadmill’, sometimes you don’t have a bigger view.

“It has given me some time to get off the treadmill as such and reflect a little bit – things we have done well and things that need to be improved, building up the energy, desire and passion in me to do the job I want to do and know I can do.”

Parker also confirmed that Jonathan Hill will be part of his backroom staff at Turf Moor.