Sources: Tottenham interest in Parker grows as Levy 'thinks the world of' him
Tottenham have made behind-the-scenes moves to assess Scott Parker’s interest in becoming their new manager, Football Insider has been told.
This site revealed last Saturday (1st May) there is a growing interest from Spurs chiefs in the 40-year-old Fulham boss.
A Tottenham source has told Football Insider the club have put out feelers for Parker and his cause is being championed by all-powerful Daniel Levy.
The London club’s chairman is said to “think the world of” Parker and believes he has attributes that make him a leading contender for the vacant post.
These include coaching and playing pedigree at the top level, with a CV that includes Championship promotion, as well as none of the baggage and controversy that accompanied recently-sacked Jose Mourinho.
Critically, it would not cost a huge compensation fee to extricate Parker from Fulham, something that is a major hurdle to landing another Premier League manager Brendan Rodgers.
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Tottenham are willing to bide their time to appoint their new manager, and that will see them hold fire on a potential approach for the Cottagers boss.
Fulham are locked in a relegation battle although any realistic hope of staying up appeared to end with last Saturday’s defeat to Chelsea.
Parker spent two years as a player at Tottenham and also began his coaching career in 2017 overseeing the club’s Under-18s.
He left a year later to join Fulham as first-team coach working alongside then-boss Slavisa Jokanovic before eventually being promoted to the manager’s job.
The Londoners have experienced early setbacks in their search to replace Mourinho with early favourite Julian Nagelsmann joining Bayern Munich and Rodgers publicly distancing himself from the post.
Spurs’ pursuit of Rodgers is not completely over and they are willing to triple his salary to £15million-a-year including bonuses to get a deal agreed.