Fulham manager Scott Parker is on collision course with co-owner Tony Khan after more social media declarations from the Cottagers chief.
Parker admitted in September his disappointment with Khan, after he had apologised to supporters for the side’s performance against Aston Villa.
But he has again been left frustrated with the 38-year-old, after further social media statements which have again undermined Parker.
Khan took to Twitter earlier this week to publicly reveal details of a failed bid last summer for Ivan Toney.
Toney moved from Peterborough to Brentford in a fee worth a potential £10million, and has enjoyed a magnificent campaign in the Championship thus far, scoring 23 goals for the Bees.
That came after Posh owner Darragh MacAnthony had replied to a tweet stating that Parker had been keen on taking Toney from London Road before his move.
But in a move that could easily be interpreted as egotistical, Khan rejected that assertion, rubbishing suggestions of input from Parker and taking sole credit for anyinterest in the striker.
Khan replied: “I did like him a lot, I still do, and I was the one who brought him up in the meetings (the General Manager, not the manager).”
He subsequently added: “He’s a great player with a great data profile. We hoped to do a deal with your Club, I loved him + his data, I badly wanted him but trying to balance FFP with unknown constraints due to COVID, we didn’t have flexibility to pay the fee without depleting funds to invest in defence.”
Parker made clear his anger at Khan’s latest declaration on Friday.
“I’ve not spoken to Tony. It is something I don’t feel needs to happen, said the Fulham boss, whose side meet Everton this weekend.
“I want this to be an elite football club and an elite organisation. I can’t control what comes from the outside. At times it’s not helpful. Of course, it isn’t.
“I want people to perceive us as a club that is world class in everything we do. That’s where I stand on it. It’s frustrating.”
While Toney has shone in the second tier, Fulham have struggled for goals in the top flight.
With only two wins to their name, they’ve scored just 17 goals in 22 games thus far and pressure is growing on Parker with relegation increasingly likely.
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