Gabby Agbonlahor has warned Tottenham they are in danger of becoming a laughing stock if they appoint Scott Parker as their next manager.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Aston Villa and England striker claimed people are already laughing at Spurs because of their extended run without a trophy and the fact they were snubbed by both Julian Nagelsmann and Erik ten Hag.

Football Insider understands Fulham boss Parker has emerged as a leading candidate for the role in the wake of Nagelsmann’s move to Bayern Munich.

Brendan Rodgers remains their top choice and Tottenham are willing to triple his Leicester City salary to £15million-a-year.

“It’s coming to the stage that managers will know they’re fifth, sixth choice,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.

“Scott Parker is not the first, second, third, fourth choice so if he gets the shout what does that say about Spurs?

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“They’re already getting laughed at with not winning a trophy in so long. They’re already getting laughed at with every manager they’re linked with signs a new deal or goes to another club. 

“Everyone knows they were after the Leipzig manager, everyone knows they were after the Ajax manager.

“To go for Scott Parker I’m not sure that’s the right option, to be honest.

“There are some big personalities in that team and I think Scott Parker is not ready for that job.

“Let’s not forget it’s a massive job. It’s not a job where you can finish sixth or seventh. If you don’t finish in the top four, you’re gone. I think that’s the way they’re going to be now Spurs.

“I don’t see Scott Parker getting the job. They need someone more experienced.

“More experienced but a man manager. A bit of both. Mourinho was experienced but he wasn’t good with the players.”

In other news, Tottenham have made an approach to sign a £30million-valued defender and a “gentleman’s agreement” has been reached over a transfer.