Football London’s Alasdair Gold has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur will continue to keep tabs on Fulham manager as a potentially eventual replacement to Jose Mourinho – having worked as Tottenham’s Under-18 manager before moving.
Parker, 40, left Tottenham in July 2018 after a stint as manager of Spurs’ Under-18 side – becoming first-team coach at Tottenham before taking over as manager. He gained promotion with Fulham, and has since impressed in the Premier League.
This season, he has had to endure a difficult start as Fulham’s new-look side gelled. Now, with seven Premier League games to play, the Cottagers look more than likely to go down but have put up a brave fight during the 2020-21 campaign.
Parker’s impassioned rants, tactical awareness and nous in the transfer market has certainly caught the eye. Asked if the ex-Spurs midfielder could replace Mourinho at Tottenham – Football London reporter Gold responded, stating there is a chance.
“He’ll certainly be one for the future if he keeps developing as a manager. He’s got a lot of friends at Spurs, having impressed with the U18s, and they’ll be keeping a close eye on his career,” Gold said in a Q&A session on Tuesday.
TBR’s view – Parker could be the long-term future for Tottenham
Parker has everything a young Premier League manager needs. He has style, personality but also the man management and ability in the transfer window that is required. Given he is an ex-Spurs midfielder, he is perfect.
Also, if Fulham do go down and Parker is looking for a new challenge without having to relocate, surely Spurs is ideal for the London-born manager. The question is, would Spurs prefer a more experienced boss? Or is Parker good enough?