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Parker to take time over decision


Scott Parker

Scott Parker

Scott Parker

England midfielder Scott Parker will not sort out his club future until returning from a family holiday later this month.

Parker is poised to leave West Ham following their relegation from the Barclays Premier League. He is expected to hold talks with new Hammers manager Sam Allardyce, but is likely to leave Upton Park to remain in the top flight.

Parker said: "I've not really any idea where I might be playing next season. My main focus now is going away with my family on holiday and just relaxing."

He added: "It's been a tough season and my main focus is getting away and just relaxing. I haven't set myself a deadline. Whether you believe it or not, my main focus is just going away and relaxing and what's to be is going to be.

"It's out of my hands, out of my control, really, isn't it? We will see what happens."

When asked about talks with Allardyce, Parker added: I would have thought maybe after my break that might be the case. We will see what happens."

Parker was part of the England side held to a disappointing 2-2 home draw by Switzerland in Saturday's Euro 2012 qualifier at Wembley. But he is confident Fabio Capello's men can still top their qualifying group.

He said: "We are a nation who expect to top the group and we have the players and the quality to top the group. The last thing you want is a play-off.

"It was a disappointing result against Switzerland but, as quick as this result passes, we look forward to the next. Everyone could see the last 15 minutes was a bit tiring. It was a bit flat and a bit leggy for all of us.

"But that is no excuse. We have had a hard season but our job is to go out there and produce a performance."