Mills delivers withering verdict on Parker landing Tottenham job after 'big' reveal

Tottenham would be a “big step up” for Scott Parker and his knowledge of the club is “irrelevant”, according to Danny Mills.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Leeds United and England full-back praised Parker for the job he’s done at Fulham but insisted that does not mean he would be a success at Spurs.

Football Insider revealed Tottenham have made a behind-the-scenes move to assess the 40-year-old’s interest in the job.

His cause is being championed by Daniel Levy who is said to “think the world of” Parker.

The ex-England international spent two years as a player with Tottenham and began his coaching career with the club’s academy.

Asked for his assessment of Parker as a candidate, Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “It’s a big step up. He’s done well but he’s up and coming.

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“It’s almost a bit like Frank Lampard going to Chelsea. You’ve done well at a Championship club…

“Has he had a decent season in the Premier League? He’s started to maybe get it now but they’re going to get relegated. So, how good have you done with that team?

“There are bigger expectations, bigger egos at Spurs.

“It’s irrelevant whether or not he knows the football club or has ties to the football club.

“That’s a fan thing that lasts about 10 minutes because the moment you start losing games nobody cares. Equally, the moment you start winning games nobody cares where you’ve come from.”

Parker played 63 times across his two seasons at Tottenham and his performances in the 2011/12 campaign earned him a place in the PFA Team of the Year.

He also captained the club on multiple occasions.

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