Tottenham wing-back Ryan Sessegnon has named a Premier League boss as the man he would ‘love’ to take the reins in north London.
Fulham chief Scott Parker has emerged as a contender to take over at Spurs this summer and Sessegnon would be delighted if that happened. The Cottagers are nine points from safety with four league games remaining, meaning it looks increasingly unlikely they’re going to stay up.
Despite imminent relegation, Parker has earned plenty of plaudits for the way his side have played.
But ultimately a lack of goals has cost Fulham dearly, as they look set for an immediate Championship return.
But Sessegnon, who is currently on loan at Hoffenheim, believes Parker would be an excellent choice to replace Jose Mourinho.
Sessegnon was out of the picture under Mourinho, but wants his first-team place back after impressing in Germany.
The 20-year-old worked with Parker at Fulham before he joined Spurs in 2019 and wants the opportunity again.
“That would be very good!” Sessegnon told talkSPORT.
“Everyone knows the relationship I have with Scott. He’s a top guy, top man and a top coach. He’s just an all-round great guy.
“I played with him in his last season I think in professional football and my first. He’s someone that has obviously always believed in me as well.”
Sessegnon may well have his wish granted, with Daniel Levy said to be plotting a move for Parker.
Sessegnon targets Tottenham return
Sessegnon was originally signed by Mauricio Pochettino two years ago. However, the Argentine ended up being sacked a few months on. That was despite leading the club to a Champions League final.
The left-back, who can also play as a winger, made just six league appearances in his debut campaign.
But Sessegnon has established himself as a regular for the Bundesliga side this season. And he admits he has unfinished business at Spurs.
“In some ways, I haven’t even really got going at Spurs. It’s been stop-start since I’ve been there,” Sessegnon added.
“I got there [to Spurs] and [Mauricio] Pochettino was there. I just came back from injury and then he got sacked and Mourinho came in and then I got sent on loan.
“It’s been hectic and stop and start. Like you say, it’s a fresh start for me to go back and show what I can do.”