Tottenham president Daniel Levy is taking steps behind the scenes to gauge Scott Parker’s interest in moving to London, according to a report.
Spurs are continuing their search for a new manager after sacking Jose Mourinho last month. But at the same time Mourinho has found his next job, Tottenham suffered setbacks in their quest to bring in their replacement. RB Leipzig’s Julian Nagelsmann is linked with Bayern, while Erik ten Hag has extended his contract with Ajax.
Therefore, some experts have suggested that Fulham boss Parker would be a good candidate to move around the capital.
According to Football insider, Levy is now “defending” a first move for the 40-year-old.
The Spurs president is setting up feelers ‘behind the scenes’ to see if Parker has an interest in the job.
But while the manager’s potential interest remains uncertain, the report makes Levy’s interest known.
The leader “thinks the world” of the formerTottenham player and thinks he can be one of the best candidates to run his club.
Levy is an admirer of Parker’s CV, which includes championship promotion and subsequent high profile experience.
Plus, he doesn’t carry any of the controversy that Mourinho’s appointment sparked. Meanwhile, poaching Fulham’s boss wouldn’t cost a huge amount of compensation.
That makes him a better target in that Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers, who is on a long contract and looking to take his side to the Champions League next season.
Spurs, however, are willing to wait to make the right date. As such, they will refrain from taking a firm step for Parker while valuing him more.
Berbatov backs Parker for Tottenham
Former Tottenham Berbatov striker said of Parker’s potential transfer to Tottenham: “Scott Parker works at Fulham. I used to play with him. Great date in my opinion.
“Yes, Fulham is struggling, but he’s doing a great job. Mikel Arteta at Arsenal too, the same example.
“It doesn’t have to be the guy who played for your club before but in my opinion he has to be young and powerful and wake up every morning and say ‘let’s go, let’s go, let’s crush him. ‘. ”
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