The former Egypt international joined the Lilywhites in 2005, scoring 19 goals in 61 appearances before leaving in 2007.
Since his retirement from active football, the 35-year-old had managed Egyptian sides Zamalek, Ismaily and Wadi Degla.
Mido acknowledged that getting the opportunity as a non-English will be tough but said he is preparing and optimistic of securing the job in the future.
"It's not easy because I am not English, but I am trying to make the right steps and the right education, maybe I will try to be an assistant somewhere for two or three years and then see what happens.
"I know it's not easy but my dream is to be Tottenham manager."
"Leaving Tottenham was one of the worst decisions I made,” he continued.
"I had the chance to stay and I decided to go to Middlesbrough. I wished I could have stayed longer, but as a
“I knew if I stayed and didn't play I would get in trouble. It was a difficult decision and if I decided now I would have stayed."