Report: 'Incredibly good' manager wanted by Spurs has left his current club's owners fuming
Reported Tottenham Hotspur target Scott Parker has left Fulham’s owners “fuming” in wake of their late-season collapse and Premier League relegation, according to The Sun.
However, the Spurs cult hero will not be sacked by the west London club, added the report.
Tottenham remain in the hunt for a new head coach in wake of Jose Mourinho’s sacking last month.
A number of names have been linked with the job, from veteran managers such as Rafael Benitez to younger coaches like Parker.
According to The Athletic, the former Tottenham midfielder has won admirers at N17 for his progressive style of play and faith in young players.
Parker steered Fulham to Premier League promotion last season via the Championship playoffs.
However, he wasn’t able to keep them up in the top flight, as a late-season collapse – one point from seven games – saw them relegated with three fixtures left.
According to The Sun, club owner Shahid Khan and his son and director of football Tony are really unhappy with how Fulham capitulated over the past few weeks.
However, the report adds that they aren’t planning to sack Parker, who has two years left on his contract at Craven Cottage.
Parker was described by Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola as one of several “incredibly good” managers in English football.
However, Fulham have struggled for much of the season and, although they looked like mounting a late bid for survival, this has fallen flat.
Parker previously spoke of the need to have “honest conversations that all of us at some moments might not like” at the end of the season.
It remains to be seen whether the 40-year-old will stay put at Fulham, but judging by the above report, he’d have to quit if he wanted to leave the club without something else lined up.
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