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Levy plots secret Tottenham manager swoop, with major hurdle cleared

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is making ‘behind-the-scenes’ moves to assess Scott Parker’s interest in moving across London, a report claims.

Spurs are continuing their search for a new manager after sacking Jose Mourinho last month. But while Mourinho has found his next job, Tottenham have suffered setbacks in their hunt to bring his replacement in. RB Leipzig’s Julian Nagelsmann is Bayern-bound, while Erik ten Hag has extended his Ajax contract.

Therefore, some pundits have suggested that Fulham boss Parker would be a good candidate to move across the capital.

According to Football Insider, Levy is now ‘championing’ an initial move for the 40-year-old.

The Spurs chairman is putting out ‘behind-the-scenes’ feelers to see if Parker has an interest in the job.

But while the manager’s potential interest remains unclear, the report makes Levy’s interest known.

The chief “thinks the world” of the ex-Tottenham player and believes he can be a top candidate to manage his club.

Levy is an admirer of Parker’s CV, which includes Championship promotion and subsequent top-flight experience.

Furthermore, he carries none of the controversy that Mourinho’s appointment did. Meanwhile, poaching the Fulham boss would not cost a huge compensation fee.

That makes him a better target in that sense than Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers, who is under a lengthy contract and is looking to take his team into the Champions League next season.

Spurs, though, are willing to wait to make the right appointment. As such, they will hold back on making a firm move for Parker while assessing him further.

Berbatov backs Parker for Tottenham

Former Tottenham forward Berbatov said of Parker’s potential move to Tottenham: “Scott Parker is working at Fulham. I used to play with him. Great appointment in my opinion.

“Yes Fulham are struggling but he’s doing a great job. Mikel Arteta at Arsenal also, the same example.

“It doesn’t have to be the guy who was playing for your club before but in my opinion he has to be young and in full power of his ability and wake up every morning to say ‘let’s go, let’s go, let’s crush it’.”

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