Mourinho has been strongly linked with the Manchester United job in recent weeks.
“United went from bad to worse this weekend. They certainly don’t look like a team about to surge back into form and make a run into the top four of the Premier League. But bringing in Jose Mourinho? That is absolutely not the answer,” Parker told Eurosport.
“So to suggest that he could walk into a crisis situation at United and turn it around is absurd. That’s something he’s never done in his career, and this really wouldn’t be the time to start. He’s lost a huge amount of respect in the game, and I suspect the players at United hate the idea of him taking over.
“Frankly, given how unhappy the players are right now, they’d be better off bringing in Tim Sherwood between now and the end of the season: someone to soft soap the players, give them a bit of a cuddle, get them feeling good about themselves once again.”