Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy would be taking a “huge risk” if he appointed Fulham manager Scott Parker, according to Paul Robinson.
The former White Hart Lane number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, heaped praise on Parker, 40, but claimed there is a “massive difference” between managing Spurs and Fulham.
This site revealed last week that the Cottagers manager is emerging as a leading contender to succeed Jose Mourinho in north London.
Parker, who made 63 appearances for the Lilywhites as a player, has two years remaining on his contract at Craven Cottage.
Robinson fears Parker is not the right man for the job if Spurs want overnight success.
“It would be a big gamble,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs.
“The way that the club, the training ground and the stadium have developed there is a need for Champions League football.
“Scott Parker has done an excellent job at Fulham but they are getting relegated. He did a great job getting them out of the Championship but there is a massive difference between managing Fulham and managing Tottenham.
“Scott is a bright, young, intelligent manager but if he is given the Spurs job it would be a huge risk on Daniel Levy’s part. It could be a risk that pays off though.
“Levy employed Jose Mourinho because he wanted overnight success. If you employ a manager like Parker you would be looking at a more long-term plan. Saying that, there was no success under Mourinho.”
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