Scott Parker has insisted that he is not paying attention to the speculation linking him with the Tottenham job.
Parker is one of several candidates who is reported to be on Tottenham’s radar as the club continue their search for a new manager.
The Fulham boss played at White Hart Lane for two seasons and began his coaching career at the North London club as the Under-18 Development Coach.
Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has revealed that while Parker has admirers at Spurs, the club’s hierarchy view the Fulham boss as someone for the future rather than as being ready to take over at the club right now.
The Daily Mail have also claimed that Daniel Levy is likely to favour experience over youthful exuberance when appointing a new manager which could adversely affect Parker’s chances of getting the job.
One man who would love to see Parker replacing Jose Mourinho is Ryan Sessegnon, with the Spurs wingback admitting that he has a good relationship with the 40-year-old from his playing days at Fulham.
However, Parker refused to delve into the rumours circulating about his future.
When asked about the speculation linking him with Spurs, the Fulham boss told West London Sport: “You know what, I don’t take a lot of notice of what is said and written.
“If I listened to half of it, I would go crazy, and not just this speculation – but everything.
“Every week there will be a different story in the way we play, the way we don’t play, who’s going there, who’s leaving, who’s staying, who’s not happy.”
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If we are going down the route of appointing a young manager with a refreshing footballing philosophy, I would prefer Graham Potter over Parker. Parker still needs a couple of years of experience under his belt to be ready to take over at a top club.
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