Fulham boss Scott Parker: No plans in place beyond winning Championship play-off final

Scott Parker has not put together any plans for the 2020-21 season – even though his Fulham side are facing next to no recovery time after tonight’s Championship play-off final.

The new domestic season kicks off on September 12 and it means there is little reprieve for the playing squad to rest as well as the task of strengthening his squad.

Brentford stand in the way of Fulham making an instant return to the Premier League.

“At this present moment in time I just eat, sleep and drink football – everything is focused on tomorrow night,” said Whites head coach Parker yesterday.

“Every single second of the day is consumed about what I need to do, how we need to prepare to the finest of detail.

“I haven’t thought beyond that, that’s the truth. We haven’t got a big turnaround for both divisions. It’s about the foundations we set, those foundations probably hold you a little bit more stronger in those quick turnarounds.

“All successful clubs and businesses comes from their core foundation. There is no magic formula, it takes time.

“We had to win football matches. On paper it looks good but a team on paper doesn’t mean it will be successful. We’ve seen teams who have just fallen out of the Premier League go on a double bounce to League One.

“It was a massive challenge [when he took over]. The football club was fragile and the squad was fragile. The fans were distant from where the team were. I was trying to bring the club back together a little bit, trying to have a culture that oozes we were going to be successful.”

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