Parker ignoring speculation over his future

Scott Parker has dismissed speculation about his future as Fulham boss.

Parker, whose side are on the verge of relegation back to the Championship, has been touted as a contender for the Tottenham manager’s job.

“You know what, I don’t take a lot of notice of what is said and written,” said Parker, who had spells at Spurs as a player and coach.

“If I listened to half of it, I would go crazy, and not just this speculation – but everything.

“Every week there will be a different story in the way we play, the way we don’t play, who’s going there, who’s leaving, who’s staying, who’s not happy.”

Fulham face Burnley – the team just above them and the relegation zone – at Craven Cottage on Monday.

They are nine points behind the Clarets and need to win to retain any hope of somehow staying up.

Parker said: “The one thing I can focus on is where we are – and that is Burnley, and then on to Southampton.

“At the end of the season, of course, we’ll (Parker and the board) sit around the table and we’ll have a discussion.

“Until that moment, I can’t become weaker and become less of a manager and let my energy levels drop because I’m focusing on an irrelevance at this time.”