Former Tottenham striker Mido has revealed he would love to manage Spurs one day.

Mido made 61 appearances for Spurs between 2005 and 2007, scoring 61 goals before leaving for Middlesbrough.

Forced to retire at the age of 30 because of injuries, the Egyptian went on to manage three clubs in his home country.

But speaking on the Soccer AM podcast, Mido revealed his real ambition is to manage in England – preferably at Tottenham.

“I would love to manage Tottenham one day, that’s my dream – to manage in the Premier League and to manage Tottenham,” Mido said (via Sky Sports).

“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.

“I had the chance to stay and I decided to go to Middlesbrough. I wished I could have stayed longer, but as a person if I didn’t play for three or four games I was going crazy.

“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.”

Mauricio Pochettino signed a new five-year contract with Spurs over the summer, and it’s unlikely the Londoners will be looking for a new manager any time soon.

Mido’s best season at Tottenham came in 2005/06 when he scored 11 goals in 27 Premier League appearances.

Spurs had a number of highly-rated strikers on the books around that time, including Jermain Defoe, Robbie Keane and Dimitar Berbatov.

Now, Tottenham have just one regularly used centre forward in Harry Kane, with Fernando Llorente and Vincent Janssen having struggled to provide an adequate level of cover and competition.

Kane will be hoping to get on the scoresheet when Spurs take on PSV in a crunch Champions League match tonight – check out our predicted XI here.



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