4. Fulham’s Scott Parker
A Tottenham Hotspur cult hero, Scott Parker is still somehow in the running for the big job. Though his lack of experience and inability to keep Fulham in the Premier League will prevent him from landing the role, he’d be a perfect emotional, sentimental pick, as the former Tottenham player has close ties with the north London club.
He’s also come a long way in his first two years as a manager, leading Fulham to Premier League promotion at the end of last season.
However, Parker needs to remain at Craven Cottage for at least another few seasons before taking on a more prestigious role. Another season in the Championship will prepare him better for his next managerial role. It will make him more battle hardened and allow him to become a well rounded leader.
If this role comes up again in a few years — a probable outcome based on how quickly Spurs chew up and spit out managers — Parker could be the lead candidate. Until then he needs to hone his craft and build a more robust CV.