David Ginola told Fantasy Football Club that he would love to manage in the Premier League.
Last Updated: 27/10/12 11:42am
David Ginola could be in a Premier League dugout soon.
The former Tottenham and Newcastle trickster has moved into the worlds of acting and wine-making since he hung up his boots in 2002 after a brief stint at Everton.
But the Frenchman, who earned 17 international caps during the early to mid-1990s, told Fantasy Football Club that he hopes to become a fully qualified football coach soon - and would love to test his credentials in the English top flight.
"I have worked with the Welsh Federation in Cardiff and I have been going the B , A and pro licenses to be a manager in the English Premier League, " said Ginola, who won Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain in 1994 and the League Cup with Tottenham in 1999.
"It was only a recently (when I decided to become a coach). When you have just retired you have to spend some time away from the game, but then you realise this is what you love the most in life.
"You dream about becoming a footballer at nine-years-old, you become a footballer at 19, spend 20 years playing at the top level and all of a sudden you have got nothing left, so the only way to go back to the game is to become a manager.
"The dream would be to manage a team I was playing for like Newcastle, while sitting on the bench managing Spurs one day would be the perfect scenario."
On his prospective management style, Ginola added: "Some managers have got huge egos and when it is that way relationships with managers are not good at all. I had this experience at Spurs and Villa.
"Some managers hate having a player putting a shadow over them, but I am a very nice guy in the dressing room and not focussed on myself or watching myself in the mirror.
"But when you spend so long in the game and work under so many different managers it is a learning process and you put the good things and the bad things in the pot, mix it and it makes you a better person and, hopefully, a better manager."
To hear who Ginola would select as his assistant manager and whether he would wear dapper threads or a tracksuit on the touchline, hit the video at the top of the screen.