Former Manchester United and England defender Paul Parker will be in Perth for “An Evening with Paul Parker” hosted by Not the Footy Show’s Ashley Morrison at the Theatre in the State Library in Northbridge, Perth.
Parker grew up watching West Ham United but signed as an apprentice with Fulham who were at the time coached by Malcolm Macdonald. When Macdonald left so too did Parker.
He joined Queens Park Rangers and during his time at the club they finished as the highest placed London side in England’s top division.
Parker left Queens Park Rangers after being a key player in England’s run to the semi finals of the 1990 World Cup, where after a 1-1 draw with Germany they lost on penalties.
A number of big clubs were chasing his signature but Manchester United won out. Sir Alex Ferguson saying “Paul Parker is without doubt one of the best signings I have made as Manchester United manager, and was an integral part of the defence I consider to be the best I have ever worked with.”
With Parker in the side Manchester United finally broke their drought and won their first Premiership title. He was a key part of the defence, playing alongside Denis Irwin, Steve Bruce and Gary Pallister.
Sadly injury brought the curtain down on a career that defied the odds. Parker at 5ft 7in was one of the smaller players to hold their own at the highest level.
His career saw him play under coaches like Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Bobby Robson, and alongside the likes of Ray Wilkins, David Beckham, Ryan Giggs and Eric Cantona.
“An Evening with Paul Parker” will see him look back on some key moments in his career as well as the characters he has met and played alongside.
Tickets are $55 for adults, $35 for children under 14 who must be accompanied by an adult.
If coming in a group there is the chance to buy 10 tickets and you will receive one free of charge.
Paul will be available after the event to meet and sign autographs.
Tickets available from oztix from 9am 01 October.