Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said Scott Parker’s sacking after just four Premier League games was “incredible” and that Bournemouth owner Maxim Demin’s behavior showed “how important the right owners are”.
Parker – who led Bournemouth back to the Premier League last season – was sacked on Tuesday after a 9-0 thrashing by Liverpool.
However, it may have more to do with his blunt post-match interview in which he said the Cherries were “ill-equipped” to face the challenges of the Premier League.
Their humiliation at Liverpool followed heavy defeats to two other Premier League heavyweights, a 4-0 defeat to champions Manchester City and a 3-0 defeat to league-leaders Arsenal.
These defeats came after they beat Aston Villa in their opening game.
However, Klopp was less than impressed with the treatment of former Fulham handler Parker.
“Unbelievable,” Klopp said on Wednesday before Liverpool’s game against Newcastle.
“When I heard it, I felt that this is the moment when you realize how important the right owners are.”
Klopp said Premier League club owners fall into different categories.
“Some countries have clubs and some rules don’t let them do exactly what they want if they could stretch their resources,” the German said.
“Other clubs have structures, like us and maybe Arsenal. Then there are clubs like Bournemouth.
“Three teams came forward: Nottingham Forest spend, Fulham spend and I don’t remember Bournemouth doing much.
“That’s difficult when you end up in the Premier League.”
Klopp said Parker’s new boys had had a nightmare on their return to the elite.
“I felt for Scott,” Klopp said.
“It’s not that his team isn’t good enough. Not at all.
“It’s just that when the first four games (Manchester) include City, Arsenal and Liverpool, it’s like a new manager set-up when you have nervous owners.
“Scott is an excellent manager and then you get four games like this and the owner says, ‘See you later?’
“That’s really intense.”