Manager who Spurs were said to have assessed ‘behind-the-scenes’ gets new job

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Scott Parker, who was previously rumoured to be on Tottenham’s radar, has been confirmed as the next Bournemouth head coach after parting ways with Fulham.

Despite being less than a week away from the start of pre-season, Spurs still look no closer to appointing a replacement for Jose Mourinho.

The likes of Nuno Espirito Santo, Graham Potter and Steven Gerrard are now reportedly the front-runners for the job but given the manner in which Tottenham have gone about their managerial pursuit so far, one would certainly not rule out a surprise.

Parker was one of the names who was previously thought to be on Tottenham’s shortlist but it was revealed (by Football.London’s Alasdair Gold) that the former Spurs midfielder was viewed as a candidate for the future rather than as being ready for the Tottenham job now.

A move for the 40-year-old can now be ruled out, with Parker agreeing to take over the reins from another former Tottenham man in Jonathan Woodgate the Vitality Stadium.

The English coach will be hoping to win promotion with the Cherries in the first time of asking just as he did at Craven Cottage.

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I believe Parker would have likely been considered as a serious candidate for the Spurs job if Fulham had been able to maintain their upturn in form (after the turn of the year) until the end of the season and managed to stay up. However, their poor end to the campaign ruled out any chance that the 40-year-old had of being considered. The Spurs hierarchy will certainly have an eye on Parker’s development over the next few years.

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