Former England star joins Folkestone Invicta

Contributed by editor on Sep 12, 2005 - 03:41 PM


Former England defender and Welling manager Paul Parker has joined the coaching staff of Folkestone. 

Folkestone manager Neil Cugley is concerned about the number of goals his team have recently conceded 

Speaking to Radio Kent he said: "In our league the forwards are quite good and quite sharp, and they'll punish you, so we've generally got to improve,  I've brought in Paul Parker, who is going to help me from this week, and he'll be looking around for players."

Paul Parker enjoyed an illustrious career in both club and international football.

Parker's club fortunes went from strength to strength and in 1991 he earned a move from QPR to Manchester United for £2million. He slotted straight into the Reds defence and went on to three league titles and two FA Cups.

After leaving United in 1996 Parker's career was in trouble and moves to Derby, Sheffield United, Fulham and Chelsea brought few appearances because of injury.

Parker's injuries forced him into football management in charge of Welling United in the Nationwide Conference South.