TalkSport insider Alex Crook has provided an update on the latest on Scott Parker potentially becoming the next manager of Tottenham Hotspur.
This weekend sees what should be the final match of Ryan Mason’s interim spell in charge of Tottenham Hotspur, with a report from Football Insider claiming that the club are ‘increasingly confident’ they will have a new man in charge shortly after the end of the season.
Parker is one of the names that has been linked with the role, and speaking on the TalkSport Gameday podcast, Crook seemed increasingly confident that it would be the Fulham boss that would take over in North London, based on what he has been hearing from his sources:
“I think it will be Scott Parker. That’s what I’m being told by people in the know.”
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There are reports of tensions between Parker and the hierarchy at Fulham over how he has overseen the club’s relegation, but they do not intend to sack him as they value the stability that he brings by remaining in place over the summer.
So by the sounds of it, Tottenham would have to try and negotiate a deal to try and get Parker off Fulham’s hands rather than have him fall into their laps, as it were.
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But even so, this still arguably isn’t the route that Spurs should be taking. Are they really going to put their major rebuild to someone who has only been in management for two years?
Whilst appointing someone young indicates that there are some long-term plans in place, there are issues at Spurs that need addressing in the short term, not least the situation surrounding Harry Kane and his future, whether it be at Tottenham or elsewhere.
Putting someone like Parker in charge right now would be throwing him in at the deep end, and it’s a very big risk to assume that he’ll be able to swim in the circumstances.