Scott Parker EXCLUSIVE: Fulham caretaker wants permanent manager job and aspires to be on same level as Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp


Scott Parker EXCLUSIVE: Fulham caretaker wants permanent manager job and aspires to be on same level as Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp

Scott Parker has told talkSPORT he wants to continue as Fulham manager next season, but is yet to discuss his future with the relegated club’s owners.

The interim boss, who replaced Claudio Ranieri in February, has boosted his chances of landing the permanent job by guiding the Cottagers to back-to-back Premier League wins over Everton and Bournemouth.

According to reports Parker has the full support of his dressing room, with Fulham players apparently keen for the former captain to remain in charge in the Championship next season.

Scott Parker has been widely tipped to get a full-time job at Fulham

While he could not prevent the club’s relegation from the top flight, with the damage done long before he arrived, Parker has lifted the mood at Craven Cottage and has got the team fighting again.

The former England international is eager to continue his good work at Fulham, although admits he would be open to taking another job if the club’s hierarchy decide to pursue other options.

He has revealed, though, that he has already begun to plan for the club’s pre-season.

“I’m in regular dialogue with the owners, I’ve spoken with them numerous times, but regarding my future and where I am come the end of the season it’s not one we’ve discussed,” Parker said in an exclusive interview with talkSPORT host Jim White.