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Scott Parker Hopes For Solskjaer Effect At Fulham And Reveals Sir Alex Sent Him Good Luck Text

Sir Alex Ferguson had some words of wisdom for Scott Parker
Sir Alex Ferguson had some words of wisdom for Scott Parker

Fulham caretaker boss Scott Parker is drawing on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for inspiration as he starts a new chapter of his career at Fulham.

And he also revealed that the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson sent him a good luck text message as he looks to steer the London club away from the Premier League relegation zone.

Parker told a press conference today that he accepted he had 10 games to earn the job on a full-time basis. He has a tough first assignment - a meeting against neighbours ChelseaFulham on Sunday.

When he was asked if - like Solskjaer at United - he could inspire a revival at Fulham he replied:  “I hope so. I hope I can bring my passion to the team. There is more to the game than passion and drive but that is a key fundamental.

“It has been missing. Certainly at times this year, I feel we have been quite easy to play against. I think that is why the fans have pulled away a little bit. I think at times we have been easy to play against and we need to address that.

“I had a meeting today and I think the main focus for this team over the course of the last few months and weeks, there has been a disconnect, certainly with the fans, and I tried to explain at times there’s certain things you can’t guarantee as a player.

Parker added: “I don't have many friends but yesterday my phone was pinging away.

“I had some amazing texts, Sir Alex text me late last night which was pretty incredible - to think he spent the time to write a long detailed message giving me some advice on how he sees things was truly inspirational. It sounds a big comment but it's the truth.”

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