Former Chelsea and England midfielder Parker retires

Former Chelsea and England midfielder Parker retires

The English midfielder has enjoyed a career spanning 20 years and was one of the most loved footballers in the modern game.

Tottenham have spoken to former midfielder Scott Parker about a role on the coaching staff at White Hart Lane.

"I would like to thank everyone at Charlton Athletic, Norwich City, Chelsea, Newcastle United, West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham for the unbelievable support that I've been shown throughout my time at each and every one of the club's I've been proud to represent".

He continued by saying that following his debut he "could only have dreamt at that time just what was to follow", with his accolades including being named the PFA Young Player of the Year in 2003/04 and also being named England Player of the Year in 2011.

Parker has spent the last four years of his career at Fulham.

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Parker made his professional debut as a teenager for Charlton in 1997.

The midfielder however, found opportunities at the Blues hard to come by and was sold to Newcastle the following year.

In total, Parker made 450 league appearances.

Parker became an integral player for the Hammers, making more than 100 league starts, before he handed in a transfer request following their relegation to the Championship.

Parker won 18 England caps between 2003 and 2013, captaining the Three Lions in a friendly against Holland in 2012.

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