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Sir Alex Ferguson says manager reportedly wanted by Spurs is so 'good' and doing a 'great job'

Reported Tottenham Hotspur target Scott Parker has been praised by Sir Alex Ferguson, who believes the 40-year-old has been doing a “great job”.

Spurs parted company with Jose Mourinho last month and their search for a new permanent head coach rumbles on.

Plenty of names have been linked with the Tottenham job in recent weeks, from veteran managers such as Rafael Benitez to younger coaches like Parker.

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According to The Athletic, the former Spurs midfielder has won admirers at Spurs for his progressive style of play and faith in young players.

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Parker earned plenty of plaudits when he 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.

Despite slipping back into the Championship at the first attempt, Ferguson is nonetheless impressed with Parker’s efforts at Craven Cottage.

“I think the boy Parker at Fulham has done a great job,” the Manchester United legend said on SPORTbible.

“I’ve watched them a lot and they keep playing their football. They don’t change. They stick with the beliefs of their manager and I think that’s a great indication of how good he is.”

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As far as plaudits go, being praised by Sir Alex Ferguson is right up there with the biggest badges of honour.

Fulham will be heavy favourites to come back up next season, but in terms of the Spurs job, you can’t help but wonder if now is too soon for him.

There’s a big rebuilding job that needs doing at Tottenham which has to be juggled with intense pressure of aiming for the European places, so maybe someone a little more experienced might be best for the job.

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