He thinks the Whites inspirational captain plays in exactly the right place to survey all before him, just like Jokanovic did – in the centre of midfield.
It’s from there a player can best take in the whole playing spectrum. Note how few keepers – or even strikers – make it to the dugout.
Jokanovic said: “Being a player and a coach are two completely different things – but Scott knows the game very well.
“He has experience, and he plays in the heart of the pitch and that helps.
See below the Fulham story on Parker so far currently studying for his FA Uefa Pro Licence - the mandatory requirement for all Premier League managers.
“If he really decides in the future to do this job, he has the quality.
“In a short time, he can make his target.”
But would Jokanovic really encourage the former England international to give himself the ulcers that go with the job?
“Life is full of pressure,” the Fulham gaffer said. “And when you start doing the job you plan for the future.
“I want to be here in 20 years, but the reality is for every job you have to be successful. If not, then they find someone else. It’s the same for me; the same for other coaches; and the same for Scott Parker in the future.”
Parker sat out the 3-0 defeat to Blackburn on Tuesday night, but is expected to return for Saturday’s clash with Charlton where the 35-year-old started his career 19 years ago.