Report: Scott Parker in talks to become Ipswich boss, just a year after Spurs return

Scott Parker of Fulham signs an autograph before the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Fulham at St Andrews Stadium on February 4, 2017 in Birmingham, England

Tottenham Hotspur's Scott Parker has reportedly held talks Ipswich Town.

Scott Parker of Fulham signs an autograph before the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Fulham at St Andrews Stadium on February 4, 2017 in Birmingham, England

According to The Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur coach Scott Parker is in talks with Ipswich Town over becoming their new manager.

Parker, 37, decided to retire from playing last summer, calling time on his career after turning out for Charlton Athletic, Norwich City, Chelsea, Newcastle United, West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham.

The midfielder decided to turn his hand to coaching, and made a return to Tottenham as Mauricio Pochettino handed him a role in charge of the Spurs Under-18's.

Parker is just one year into his coaching career, but he could already move on from North London after reported interest from Championship side Ipswich Town.

A general view of the stadium ahead of the Emirates FA Cup third round match between Ipswich Town and Sheffield United at Portman Road on January 6, 2018 in Ipswich, England.

The Mirror report that Parker has held talks with Ipswich about becoming their new manager, with owner Marcus Evans keen to bring in a young, exciting manager to replace Mick McCarthy.

The Tractor Boys parted ways with McCarthy last month, and they must now find a replacement, with a host of options pursued – including rookie Parker after a recent interview.

Frank Lampard, Jaap Stam, Tim Sherwood and St Mirren's Jack Ross are also in the frame, and Spurs may well be hoping that Parker decides to stay with the club and help develop their young players.

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