After having retired from playing football just days ago, 36 year old Scott Parker has returned to Tottenham as our new Under 18s coach and Club Ambassador.
In centre-midfield, Parker earned himself a reliable reputation having turned out for Charlton, Norwich, Chelsea, Newcastle, West Ham, Tottenham and Fulham over his 20 year career.
Scotty signed for Spurs in 2011 and stayed at White Hart Lane for two years, during which he made 63 appearances and captained England once.
In a statement uploaded on the Tottenham Hotspur website, Parker revealed his elation:
“I’m delighted to be back at Tottenham and look forward to immersing myself in the job.”
“Obviously it wasn’t an easy decision to call time on my playing career though I’m looking forward to this new chapter and am grateful to Spurs for handing me this opportunity at such an exciting time in the Club’s history.”
“It is a great honour to represent the Club both as a coach and ambassador.”
Also weighing in on the delight was Head of Player Development John McDermott, who said:
“Scott will need no introduction in terms of his playing credentials.”
“He’s been planning a career in coaching for a number of years and during his time here he was not only completing his coaching qualifications but dealing with players in real life situations.”
McDermott then went on to shed light on Scott’s role at the club as coach and ambassador.
“Scott’s role within the Academy will be to manage the Under 18s players,” He added. “And to instill the standards required to be an elite international and Premier League player.”
“I know how passionately Scott feels about the personal qualities Mauricio needs from players to be a success in our first team and I know he will develop these qualities in our players on and off the training pitch.”
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