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Tottenham will be disappointed that Scott Parker lured youth coach Matt Wells to Fulham

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Tottenham will be disappointed that Scott Parker lured youth coach Matt Wells to Fulham

Fulham confirmed this week that former Tottenham Hotspur U-18s coach Matt Wells had joined the Whites as a first team coach.

Wells follows Scott Parker from north London to SW6, marking another Spurs youth manager being lured to Fulham, in a move that will disappoint Tottenham.

Parker joined Spurs as a coach in 2017, and enjoyed an impressive debut season managing the U-18s. A 9-0 smashing of Arsenal, a run to the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup, and an unbeaten league run from November to March were particular highlights.

 

But the ex-Tottenham and Fulham midfielder jumped ship in July 2018, joining Fulham to work with Slavisa Jokanovic in the Premier League.

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Wells was appointed U-18s manager as a result, and enjoyed even more success, guiding the side to a current position of second in the league, just a point behind Arsenal with a game in hand.

With the excellent successes of Tottenham’s youth set-ups, it is undoubtedly frustrating to see their brightest academy managers being picked off by Fulham for two years running.

Nevertheless, the combination of Parker and Wells looks set to make a positive impact at Craven Cottage, with Parker already hailing his assistant’s appointment as a “massive addition.”

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