Scott Parker, who was mooted as a potential replacement for Jose Mourinho at Tottenham before the club appointed Nuno Espirito Santo, is yet to lose a single game since being appointed as Bournemouth boss.
Tottenham were linked with a whole host of names, including Parker, before eventually confirming Nuno as Mourinho’s successor in the summer.
The former Spurs midfielder was thought to be on the North London club’s shortlist but it was revealed (by Football.London’s Alasdair Gold) that he was viewed as a candidate for the future rather than as being ready for the Tottenham job now.
It was at Hotspur Way that the 41-year-old began his coaching career after hanging up his boots, serving as the club’s Under-18s coach before being appointed by Fulham.
Parker left Craven Cottage after Fulham’s relegation from the top flight last season and was appointed by Bournemouth over the summer.
He has enjoyed a sensational start to his time at the Vitality Stadium, with the Cherries now sitting top of the Championship table without losing a single match this season.
What’s more is that Parker has got Bournemouth playing the kind of attacking and aggressive football that Spurs fans like to see, with his side having scored 21 goals in 13 league matches while conceding just 8.
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Being successful in the Championship as a manager does not necessarily mean that one will succeed in the Premier League.
We have seen the likes of Aitor Karanka, Daniel Farke, Frank Lampard (and Parker himself last season) struggle to replicate their Championship success in the top flight.
However, I am sure Parker is someone Levy and co will be keeping a close eye on over the coming years.
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