It seems that one man is on a mission to get a new job. Former Tottenham and Newcastle winger David Ginola, who once won the PFA Player’s Player of the Year in 1998-99, gets his UEFA A Badge coaching license in eight months and yesterday spoke of his chances of one day managing his former team - on a day when Andre Villas-Boas found his time at White Hart Lane being called into question:
“I would love to manage Spurs one day. 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.”
But it is not just Spurs who have the pleasure of being self-linked with Ginola this week - another of his former teams have also been bestowed that interesting honour.
Before arriving at Newcastle Ginola played for Paris Saint-Germain - a club that are now looking for a new director of football.
Leonardo left at the end of last season, citing stress as the reason, and as of yet the Qatari ownership have not decided to replace the Brazilian.
But while speaking to French TV yesterday evening he threw his hat in the ring:
"Everything is possible. There always has legitimacy. I played in Paris. There was this love of the club remains, this knowledge of what is PSG. My phone is open."
Ginola has no previous experience in such a role - so his appointment would be strange from the PSG board.
One thing that is for sure is that Ginola wants a return to the game - so expect to see his face popping up somewhere very soon.
Whether that is Spurs or PSG however remains to be seen.
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