Fulham Relegated to Championship After First Season Back
A Disappointing End to Fulham’s Season
It is the third time the club has faced relegation from the top-tier in eight seasons and it signals an immediate return to the Championship for Scott Parker’s side.
At one point it had looked as if Fulham were mounting a credible survival battle and following a 1-0 victory away to Liverpool in early March, the club were level on points with Brighton and Hove Albion in 17th and one behind Newcastle United in 16th.
A following run of four matches without defeat, whilst those above them were able to pick up crucial victories, meant Fulham’s fate was sealed.
Having achieved just one win from their first nine matches in the league, an immediate return to the second-tier looked likely for the 2019/20 play-off winners.
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A Joe Bryan double secured a victory for Fulham against Brentford in last season’s final, securing promotion at their first attempt. The 2010 Europa League finalists were hoping to go one better than their previous Premier League campaign, when they again suffered immediate relegation in 2018/19.
It is the second time Parker has been relegated from the topflight with Fulham as a manager. After being appointed originally on an interim basis, the 40-year-old was handed the job on a permanent basis in the close season.
Parker also finished in the bottom three with Fulham as a player in 2013/14, yet reports have linked the 2011 Football Writers Association Player of the Year with a move away from Craven Cottage.
Parker Tipped With Move Away From Craven Cottage
One of the favourites for the vacant Tottenham Hotspur position, whether with Parker or not, Fulham will fancy their chances of achieving promotion back to the Premier League yet again next season.
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