Report: Tottenham considered appointing former player in head coach search

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Tottenham Hotspur did consider Scott Parker as a candidate for the head coach role following Jose Mourinho’s departure, according to The Athletic.

Spurs ended their much-publicised managerial hunt after 72 days when they decided to hire former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo.

The report clams that Spurs did initially consider appointing an up and coming English coach who could rebuild the North Londoners over the next four or five years, while looking to develop the next generation of young talent.

Parker has since left his job at relegated Fulham to take over at fellow Championship outfit Bournemouth.

He was unable to keep Fulham up during their first season back in the Premier League, with the club eventually sealing their fate with an 18th-placed finish.

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Tottenham were right not to consider Parker as a serious contender for the job given his relative experience and failure to keep Fulham in the Premier League.   Hem now has the opportunity to Bournemouth to try to get them promoted back to the top flight to further improve his future credentials.

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