Could former Bournemouth and Fulham manager return to Belgium with Leicester City’s sister club?

Over the summer, Scott Parker was linked with the vacant Leicester City job. In the end, the Foxes decided to go for Enzo Maresca. Parker was available after a torrid time in Belgium with Club Brugge, in which he managed just a matter of weeks before being relieved of his duties. However, Parker’s name is beginning to crop up again, linked to Leicester City’s sister club OH Leuven. The side recently parted ways with Marc Brys, and given the links between Parker and Leicester over the summer, some, such as the Leicester Mercury, have suggested that he may be a candidate.

There is nothing concrete in the rumour, but there are questions around which way the Belgian side will go. In their first game without Brys, the club won 4-0 against Sint-Truiden, meaning that there is clearly no rush in bringing in the next head coach.

While Parker does have some experience in Belgium, his time in charge of Club Brugge was pretty disastrous. He only managed 12 matches with the then defending champions, with the final straw being a 5-1 humbling against Benfica in the Champions League. Perhaps the lower pressured situation would suit Parker more than managing one of the top clubs in Belgium. He has had success with so called lower ranked sides in England such as Fulham and Bournemouth. However, there would be plenty of skepticism from the OH Leuven fan base if the club were to go in that direction.

GBeNeFN | Ben Jackson

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