Leeds United are expected to announce their new manager this weekend but Patrick Viera isn’t the favourite, according to reports.
As a player he was named the PFA Young Player of the Year in 2003/04, FWA player of the year for the 2010/11 season, and also won the England Player of the Year award in 2011.
He was sacked by Bournemouth in August 2022 after a 9-0 defeat to Liverpool in the Premier League and having voiced his unhappiness regarding the club's approach in the transfer market.
Parker was named the new manager of 18-time Belgian champions Club Brugge on December 31, 2022 but lasted less than three months in the job.
Parker was sacked after their 5-1 defeat to Benfica that saw them crash out of the UEFA Champions League. In 12 games, he only won two matches and left the club 11 points behind third-placed Antwerp.
Early playing career
But, in January 2004, he left The Valley and moved to Chelsea for £10million.
This effectively ended his time at Chelsea as he moved to Newcastle United for £6.5million in the summer of 2005 and regularly started in their first team.
Move to West Ham United
Parker's nomadic career continued when he joined West Ham United in 2007 for £7million and he stayed until 2011.
He was voted Hammer of the Year in three consecutive seasons (2008/09, 09/10, 10/11) and became a crucial part of the team.
One of his most valuable contributions was when he scored the winner against Wigan that kept West Ham in the Premier League in 2009/10.
He joined West Ham's rivals Tottenham at the end of August 2011 for £5.5million after handing in a transfer request.
His time at White Hart Lane only lasted two seasons, but he was named Player of the Year for the 2011–12 season.
Switch to Fulham
Parker joined Fulham for a final swansong in August 2013 but was unable to keep them in the Premier League.
He played a further three seasons in the Championship with the West London club before retiring at the end of the 2016/17 season after making a 128 appearances for the club, a similar amount to games he'd played for Charlton and West Ham.
Parker joined the youth team coaching set-up with Spurs after his retirement, but by July 2018 had found his way back to newly promoted Fulham as first-team coach under Slavisa Jokanovic. But the Serbian manager was sacked in November and replaced by Claudio Ranieri.
The Italian was unable to lift Fulham away from a relegation dogfight, and with the club in 19th place in February 2019 he was dismissed and Parker was appointed caretaker-manager.
Parker couldn't steer Fulham to safety and they were relegated with five games to go in the 2018/19 season.
Parker was given the manager's role for the following season and successfully guided Fulham to promotion in the 2020 play-off final at Wembley after a 2-1 victory over Brentford.
They occupied second spot for large parts of the season and confirmed promotion with a 1-0 victory over Nottingham Forest. Bournemouth finished runners-up to champions Fulham by two points.
Crossing the Channel to manage Club Brugge
Parker took the reins at the 18-time Belgian champions on the last day of 2022 with the club off the pace in the Jupiler Pro League, 12 points behind leaders Genk in fourth after a 1-1 Boxing Day draw with OH Louvain.
He was sacked after their 5-1 defeat to Benfica that saw them crash out of the UEFA Champions League in early March.
In 12 games, he only won two matches and left the club 11 points behind third-placed Antwerp.
Scott Parker's personal life
Parker is married to Carly Parker, Harry Arter's sister. They have four sons.