Former Tottenham Hospur playmaker David Ginola has stated that he would one day love to manage his former side, Tottenham Hotspur, after pressure grows upon current manager Andre Villas-Boas, after some unfortunate results for the North London side.
Ginola stated in a radio interview on talkSPORT on Wednesday evening…
‘I would love to manage Spurs one day,’ 46-year-old Ginola told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.
‘I will have my UEFA A license in the next eight months. If you become a manager one day the obvious thing is to manage a club you like, you know and you love.’
Villas-Boas has come under increasing pressure in recent weeks as Spurs have slipped to ninth in the Barclays Premier League table despite spending over £100million on players in the summer.
The playmaker retired from the professional game in 2002, after a short stint at Goodison Park, with Everton. After working on his coaching licences over the past eleven years, Ginola wants to try his hand at a potential job in management , after working as a Television pundit for a few years.
The 46-year-old joined Spurs in 1997 from Newcastle United, and went on to score 22 goals in 124 appearances before moving on to Aston Villa and then Everton before bringing the curtain down on his playing career.
For Villas-Boas, he will not be too concerned by Ginola’s admission, with his attentions currently occupied on how he gets his misfiring squad to reach the potential that they were accredited with in many pre-season predictions.
Tottenham have failed to live up to expectations at the beginning of the campaign, after spending big on several player’s, such as out of form striker Roberto Soldado, Danish playmaker Christian Eriksen , Brazilian midfielder Paulinho and Erik Lamella from Roma to name a few. The squad have failed to deliever on a regular basis, since losing Gareth Bale, who left for around £100 million to join Real Madrid in the transfer saga of the summer.
Spurs currently lie in mid-table, after poor defeats at home to West Ham United, and Newcastle United respectively, with away defeats against arch rivals Arsenal and Manchester City.
Following Sundays 6-0 hammering away at City, AVB is a man under pressure…..so Ginola may have the slightest of chances.
By Ben Reardon