Tottenham Hotspur have announced that former Spurs player and England International, Scott Parker, has returned to the club as the new Under-18s Coach and Club Ambassador, days after the player announced his retirement from football.
Parker played for Tottenham for two seasons between 2011 and 2013, making 63 appearances in all competitions as well as earning 18 senior England caps.
Parker fits the Club
Tottenham’s Head of Coaching and Payer Development, John McDermott, praised Parker, explaining why he and the club believes Parker is right for the job. He commented that, “Scott will need no introduction in terms of his playing credentials. He’s been planning a career in coaching for a number of years and during his time here he was not only completing his coaching qualifications but dealing with players in real life situations.”
He explained, “Scott’s role within the Academy will be to manage the Under-18s player and to instil the standards required to be an elite international and Premier League players.” McDermott concluded by suggesting that Parker will be a perfect fit. He commented, “I know how passionately Scott feels about the personal qualities Mauricio needs from players to be a success in our first team and I know he will develop these qualities in our payers on and off the training pitch”.
Honour for Parker
Parker described his happiness and gratefulness for the opportunity. Speaking to Tottenham’s official website he said that he was “delighted to be back at Tottenham and look forward to immersing myself in the job.”
The former midfielder explained that “Obviously it wasn’t an easy decision to call time on my playing career though I’m looking forward to this new chapter” before expressing his gratefulness towards the club saying “I am grateful to Spurs for handing me this opportunity at such an exciting time in the Club’s history. It is a great honour to represent the Club both as a coach and ambassador.”