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Scott Parker unfazed over speculation about his future as he tries keep Fulham up

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Scott Parker has insisted he has enough on his plate trying to keep Fulham in the Premier League, rather than listen to speculation over his future.

Nothing less than victory will suffice for Fulham on Monday night as they host Burnley needing three points to preserve their slim chances of achieving safety.

Parker, who has been linked with the Tottenham job for next season, retains full belief that he can keep Fulham in the Premier League, despite them sitting nine points adrift of safety with just four games to go.

Scott Parker's future as Fulham manager continues to be the subject of much speculation

Scott Parker's future as Fulham manager continues to be the subject of much speculation

Scott Parker’s future as Fulham manager continues to be the subject of much speculation

Fulham look set to go straight back down to the Championship after a disappointing season

Fulham look set to go straight back down to the Championship after a disappointing season

Fulham look set to go straight back down to the Championship after a disappointing season 

Asked whether the speculation had become a distraction, he responded: ‘I honestly take no notice of a lot of that stuff. I have real sole focus on what I am trying to do.

‘Trying to understand the noise and what is being said would drive you mad – you’d be going crazy at the thought of it all.

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‘Not just what you’re insinuating but everything. Every week there is a different story – about the way we play or don’t, what’s right or wrong, who’s leaving, or that player’s not happy.

Parker revealed he will leave all talks with the Fulham owners until the end of the season.

‘What I can focus on is myself,’ he added.

Parker has been linked with the manager's job at Tottenham following Jose Mourinho's sacking

Parker has been linked with the manager's job at Tottenham following Jose Mourinho's sacking

Parker has been linked with the manager’s job at Tottenham following Jose Mourinho’s sacking

‘At the end of the season we will sit down and look at it and have deeper discussions – not about what you’re talking about – but things like where are we going? Who’s done well?

‘Until that time I am not going to waste my energy and become weaker in the job I do, become less of a coach, less of a manager.

‘Some of the skill set that I bring to the team could drop because my energy levels are low and I am focusing on something that is an irrelevance at this moment.’

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