Scott Parker is convinced he still has the full support of Shahid and Tony Khan but knows he is employed by a father-and-son partnership with a history of sacking Fulham managers.
Parker’s men travel to Leicester on Monday having won just one of their first nine games after regaining the Premier League status they surrendered so meekly in 2018-19. After that they play Manchester City at the Etihad before hosting champions Liverpool.
It is not difficult, therefore, to imagine a scenario where a club that has missed its last three penalties loses all three fixtures and finds itself at the foot of the table and thereby leaves the Khans – father Shahid has been owner since 2013 and son Tony director of football operations since 2017 – with a decision to make over their manager’s future.
Yet Parker is likely to remain in his role precisely because previous partings with