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Scott Parker on the move as Fulham contract ends

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Fulham captain Scott Parker will use the summer to decide where his next move takes him as the former England international ponders a career in coaching.

The 36-year-old is out of contract at Fulham in the summer having been at the club since 2013 having joined from Tottenham Hotspur after two years there.

He made 31 appearances in all competitions for Slavisa Jokanovic's side, and while it looks unlikely he will be offered a new deal at Craven Cottage a career in coaching beckons for the experienced midfielder.

Parker has previously coached in the academy at Fulham and sat amongst the backroom staff during Peter Grant's caretaker reign of the club, all while completing his UEFA A and B licenses while still playing.

He's embarked on a FA UEFA Pro Licence course, which is mandatory to manage in the Premier League, and was in the same class as Mark Warburton, Jummy Floyd Hasselbaink, Brad Friedel and Phil Neville, graduating in June 2016.

It's something he is interested in, but at the moment Parker wants to take the summer to plot his next move after a bitterly disappointing end to the season thanks to that Play-off semi final loss to Reading.

He said: "Maybe yeah, at this present moment in time I'm disappointed with the way it has gone so we'll regroup and have a think about things, I'll speak to my family and decide what we're going to do from there.

"I try to help but when you get this far though the back end of the season everyone goes off on their way and I think the most important thing is to come back next year and learn from this experience and try and go again.

"It's disappointing as you can imagine, you come this far and to fall at the final hurdle is obviously disappointing so it isn't a happy changing room.

"We're a little bit down but that's sport isn't it, sport you win and you lose and this time we're on the losing side, but we'll go again next year, regroup and see what happens."



















Source Ryan O'Donovan at GetWestLondon

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