Premier League Legend Scott Parker Discusses Coaching Role With Spurs After Retiring at 36

Wednesday July 19th, 2017

​Tottenham have discussed a coaching role with their former midfielder Scott Parker following his retirement at the age of 36.

In an article by the​ ​Daily Mail, it said the talks regarding the role re-started after Parker bowed out of the professional game on Wednesday, bringing an end to a 20-year career. 


It is understood that he and Spurs have been in conversation for some time regarding a potential role at the academy to start his journey into management.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 01: Scott Parker of Fulham holds off pressure from Tjaronn Chery of QPR during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Queens Park Rangers at Craven Cottage on October 1, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)
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Parker is highly regarded at Spurs, due to his time spent there as player between 2011 and 2013. Before leaving the club, he completed some of coaching badges with academy head John McDermott and was occasionally involved with schooling the younger players on how to develop their game.


Nothing is certain that he will take an academy role at Tottenham, as he still has other options to consider before making a decision on his future now he has retired. However, Tottenham are hopeful that the former anchorman midfielder will want to join their coaching team.

During his career, Parker has played for a plethora of clubs. Having started his career at Charlton, Parker also played for Chelsea, Newcastle and West Ham before moving to Tottenham. He also played 18 times for England. 

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