Tottenham midfielder Parker keen on management after retirement

The Spurs veteran believes that the experience he has gained working under various different bosses will leave him in good stead to work up the coaching ladder himself
Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker is hopeful that he can forge himself a career in management after his playing days.

The England international has started taking his coaching badges, feeling that he has learnt enough from his various previous bosses - including Alan Curbishley, Alan Pardew, Harry Redknapp and Andre Villas-Boas - to transition successfully upon retirement.

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"It's what I think I'd be good at," Parker told The Sunday Telegraph.

"There's a tactical side to it and that's relevant but if you can manage players and how they are and how they feel - I think that's how you get the best out of them and that's why I want to go into management.

"I've seen managers who are brilliant on the training pitch, with their tactics but are not so good at dealing with players and understanding their needs.

"I think my experience with different managers helps and I have a good understanding of what I feel you need to do to become a very good manager and build the best team."

The Spurs midfielder is under contract at White Hart Lane until the summer of 2015.