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Alan Hutton has backed Daniel Levy to appoint Scott Parker as the new Tottenham manager.

The former Spurs defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the Fulham boss played the right kind of forward-thinking football for Spurs.

As revealed by Football Insider, Tottenham have made behind-the-scenes moves to assess Parker’s interest in taking charge in north London.

It is understood Spurs vice-chairman Levy is the driving force behind the pursuit of the 40-year-old.

Spurs have already missed out on top choice Julian Nagelsmann, while Brendan Rodgers has also distanced himself from the post.

Parker started his coaching career in the Tottenham academy, having spent two years with the Lilywhites as a player.

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Hutton admitted he had been hugely impressed with Fulham this season, having watched the Cottagers in person.

He suggested Parker’s knowledge of the club, coupled with his desire to play attractive football, made him an ideal candidate for the Spurs job.

“I think he’d be a good option,” Hutton told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge. 

“Take away where he is in the league, I mean, as a manager you can only do so much. I’m not putting the blame on the players but it is what it is. He has to deal with the squad that he has. They’ve had some fantastic performances.

“I was lucky enough to go and watch them a few times and the football that he played, it doesn’t matter. He had a certain style or certain way of playing and he didn’t veer from that track if you want. He always wanted to play nice football and play through the lines.

“He’s had that team playing really well, especially towards the back end of the season. Maybe if they had those performances from day one, they might not be in this situation they’re in. That just shows how good a manager he is.

“He can get the best out of players and he’s got a good philosophy. So why wouldn’t you turn to someone like that? He started his coaching career in the youth side at Tottenham so he knows the facility, he knows the place inside out. Also, he was a player there so he understands the way the fans want to play.

“I think he’s emerging to be such a good candidate for the managerial role. These managers that play a certain way and I think that’s what Tottenham need.” 

Fulham currently 18th in the table, nine points off safety with just four games to play.

Parker has been in charge of the Cottagers since 2019.

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