Fulham still have a deal on the table for Scott Parker to continue as a coach at the club, should he wish to do so.
The club and the 36-year-old were in talks after he came to the end of his contract at the club, with the two parties in talks over a new playing deal with some aspects of coaching involved.
However, after the announcement from Parker, where he has announced he is looking forward to new challenges , Fulham are hoping he will sign a coaching deal with the club.
It is well known that Parker has had an interest in continuing in football in some capacity once he retired, and he has previously coached in the academy at Fulham and sat amongst the backroom staff during Peter Grant's caretaker reign of the club, all while completing his UEFA A and B licenses while still playing.
He's embarked on a FA UEFA Pro Licence course, which is mandatory to manage in the Premier League, and was in the same class as Mark Warburton, Jummy Floyd Hasselbaink, Brad Friedel and Phil Neville, graduating in June 2016.
In a statement, Parker said: "I'm now looking forward to the next chapter of my life and career and hope to make an announcement soon with regards to what that will be."