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Parker dismisses reports he could take over as Spurs boss

Scott Parker has dismissed reports he is a contender to take over as Tottenham boss. 

Parker, whose Fulham side are on the brink of relegation from the Premier League, is said to be highly regarded by Spurs chairman by Daniel Levy.

He has had spells at Spurs as a player and coach and is believed to be being considered for the manager’s job following the sacking of Jose Mourinho.

But Parker has insisted he is taking no notice of the speculation.

“You know what, I don’t take a lot of notice of what is said and written,” Parker told West London Sport. 

“If I listened to half of it, I would go crazy, and not just this speculation – but everything.

“Every week there will be a different story in the way we play, the way we don’t play, who’s going there, who’s leaving, who’s staying, who’s not happy.”

Third-bottom Fulham simply must beat Burnley at Craven Cottage on Monday night to have any chance of pulling off an unlikely escape by staying up.

They are nine points behind the Clarets, who are a place above them in the table.

Parker said: “The one thing I can focus on is where we are – and that is Burnley, and then on to Southampton.

“At the end of the season, of course, we’ll (Parker and the board) sit around the table and we’ll have a discussion.

“Until that moment, I can’t become weaker and become less of a manager and let my energy levels drop because I’m focusing on an irrelevance at this time.”

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