Tottenham legend Ginola wants Premier League management chance

The former White Hart Lane midfielder is aiming to complete his Uefa Pro License qualification, which would allow him to coach in the English top flight, by 2014
Tottenham legend David Ginola has outlined his desire to return to the Premier League as a manager.

The Frenchman spent three years at White Hart Lane between 1997 and 200, playing over 100 games, as well as enjoying spells at Newcastle, Aston Villa and Everton.

"I will soon get my Uefa A license, which will allow me to coach in the Championship, and I hope to get my Pro License by 2014 in order to coach in the Premier League," Ginola told L'Equipe.

"I'm ready for it. I miss the smell of the grass and I miss the players. This is closer to home for me and I could not see myself returning to Clairefontaine."

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The 46-year-old also revealed how he attempted to persuade chairman Daniel Levy to move for Dimitri Payet, arguing that the Marseille signing would have formed a formidable front line alongside Gareth Bale and Roberto Soldado.

"I have seen Dimitri Payet play, he was excellent last year and is a great recruit for Marseille," he enthused. "He has everything you need to be an excellent player and can make the difference at any time, a little bit like Eden Hazard.

"I recently mentioned him to Daniel Levy. I said he would have a dream attack if he plays with Defoe, Soldado or Bale - but Marseille had already bought him at the time."

Also a former Paris Saint-Germain winger, Ginola warns that Edinson Cavani and Zlatan Ibrahimovic may be too "selfish" to forge an effective strike partnership this season.

The enigmatic Swede has reportedly been put out by the prospect of having to share the spotlight with the €64 million (£55.1m) man this term and Ginola foresees trouble ahead.

"The main questions about PSG this season are 'will Cavani and Ibra get along?' and 'will [Javier] Pastore play?'," the former France international observed.

"It is important for Cavani to score goals. This is what he will judged on and the same for Ibra. They're both strikers and have to be selfish, so I am waiting to see how they will get along.

"It will be complicated for Pastore, too. He did not have a great season last year and there is more competition now. There are almost too many good players in attack for PSG."