Former Bournemouth player and manager Tony Pulis thinks Scott Parker’s comments after the Liverpool beating may have shown “a bit of inexperience” and believes they cost him his job.
Parker suggested his side weren’t good enough for the Premier League.
“The owner has invested a lot of money in the football club and would have found it disappointing for Scott to come out and say that,” Pulis told BBC Radio 5 Live’s Football Daily podcast.
“I’m sure he said what he really believed, but you have to be careful not to lose the faith and trust of the players and rub the board the wrong way.
“There are a lot of managers out there so close to the window who probably feel exactly what Scott was like but they won’t say it.
“I’m hopelessly disappointed for Scott but maybe it was a bit of inexperience. Football is football and nothing surprises you.”
With just four games left, Pulis believes Bournemouth will have plenty of chances to get enough points to stay in the league and believes there are a number of good candidates available.
“Bournemouth is a wonderful place,” he said. “I hope and pray that whoever comes is a good enough coach to organize them and set them up well.
“They can definitely get results against the bottom eight.”
A full analysis of Parker’s sacking is available from 31’04 on BBC Sounds