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Parker has player’s backing- Odoi

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 03: Scott Parker, manager of Fulham during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Chelsea FC at Craven Cottage on March 03, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
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Fulham players are all behind Scott Parker and hope he becomes manager on a permanent basis, says defender Denis Odoi.

Parker, a former Chelsea and West Ham midfielder, was appointed on an interim basis until the end of the season after Claudio Ranieri was sacked in February.

Fulham are currently 13 points from safety after losing their last three games since Parker took over the managerial position.

But Odoi confirmed Parker has the full support of the squad ahead of the game against Manchester City on Saturday.

“The team likes the way that he wants to play,” he told Sky. “Some of us have played with Scott, we understand the way he approaches football and we respect that.

“The group is behind him and want to do a good job, not just for ourselves but also for Scott as a coach.

“It’s not like with the other two coaches [Ranieri and Slavisa Jokanovic] that we didn’t want to win games or give it our all.

“We haven’t had a win under Scott but we’ve had some good performances, against Chelsea and a good second half against Liverpool, so I think we are all behind Scott and we want to do as well as possible.”

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – MARCH 09: Scott Parker, Caretaker Manager of Fulham embraces Denis Odoi of Fulham after the Premier League match between Leicester City and Fulham FC at The King Power Stadium on March 09, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)