Redknapp wants Tottenham’s Parker to help turn around QPR

Harry Redknapp will try to tempt Scott Parker into quitting Tottenham Hotspur for Queens Park Rangers next season and help lead the relegated club back into the Premier League, according to the Daily Mirror.

Parker has struggled at times with injuries this season and could find himself surplus to requirements at White Hart Lane if Head Coach Andre Villas-Boas brings in midfield re-enforcements. Wigan Athletic’s James McCarthy is one of the names mentioned as a possible addition by the Portuguese.

But dropping into the Championship would likely rule Parker out of contention for a place in Roy Hodgson’s World Cup squad next year, the newspaper adds, but Redknapp is eager to add new faces at Loftus Road in an attempt to reverse the culture at the club. The former Spurs boss is understood to see Parker as the ideal role model to breathe new life into the doomed R’s.

Redknapp was the manager who signed Parker for Tottenham, in August 2011, picking up the former Charlton, Chelsea and Newcastle midfielder from relegated West Ham. Parker was named the Tottenham player of the year in his first season at the club.

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