Parker ‘delighted’ with new Spurs role

Former Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker has returned to the club as a youth coach and ambassador following his retirement.

The 36-year-old called time on his playing career last week but has quickly been snapped up by Spurs, who are eager to add his experience to their club structure.

"I'm delighted to be back at Tottenham and look forward to immersing myself in the job," Parker told the club's official website.

"I am grateful to Spurs for handing me this opportunity at such an exciting time in the club's history. It is a great honour to represent the club both as a coach and ambassador."

Parker made 368 Premier League appearances during his career in English football and played for the likes of Chelsea, Newcastle, and West Ham.

"Scott will need no introduction in terms of his playing credentials," added John McDermott, head of coaching and player development at Spurs.

"Scott's role will be to manage the Under-18s players and to instil the standards required to be an elite international and Premier League player."