Ex-Newcastle United captain in contention for shock managerial role, Tottenham end interest in Toon starlet

Former Newcastle United captain Scott Parker is a shock favourite with the bookmakers to take charge of Tottenham Hotspur.

Parker, who played for the Magpies between 2005 and 2007, fell short in his battle to keep Fulham in the Premier League, despite providing some nervy moments for Toon fans.

His future at Craven Cottage is unclear as they prepare for life back in the Championship – and interestingly, he has now emerged as one of the favourites for the vacancy at Spurs.

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Parker (4/1) is ranked behind Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi (7/4).

Former Newcastle United midfielder Scott Parker is the current manager of Fulham. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Spurs turned down chance to sign Toon wonderkid – reports

Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly turned down the chance to sign Newcastle United wonderkid Bobby Clark

It was claimed by Football Insider that Spurs had been offered Clark and were ready to ‘run the rule’ over the 16-year-old.

And after close consideration, the same publication says the North London club have opted against signing him.

Clark, one of the most highly-rated prospects in United’s academy, became the youngest-ever player to represent the club’s under-18s when he was aged just 14 in August 2019.

The midfielder has also represented England at under-16s level.

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Duncan Ferguson’s son helps U18s edge seven-goal thriller versus Sunderland

Newcastle United under-18s came from behind to beat Sunderland 4-3 on Tuesday – with a little help from Duncan Ferguson's son.

Cameron Ferguson, a striker, was fielded as a trialist in the game at Whitley Park when the young Magpies came from two goals down to edge a seven-goal thriller.

His father, Duncan, spent two years at St James’s Park in the late 1990s.

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