Ginola, King, Friedel, Parker as coaches

Former Spurs favourite David Ginola has been taking his coaching badges and is known to want to work with the Tottenham youth.

Ginola, King, Friedel, Parker as coaches


Installing someone like Frank de Boer as Head Coach may not mean all his backroom staff coming with him back high profile former Spurs players being asked to help develop future generations.

It is thought if De Boer were appointed that his twin brother would be coming as well. At Ajax his role is finishing players from academy to first team. The Dutch side have a coaching system full of former players and Spurs have former players as coaches in their ranks. Would taking on new coaches give added inspiration to our youth?

The 47 year-old Frenchman Ginola is seen on TV as a pundit and 43 year-old American Friedel a member of the playing staff. Add to them Scott Parker when he finishes playing and finishes his badges, plus Ledley King of course and you have a group of former players with different skill sets who would be shining examples to follow. Personally I think Scott Parker will be a superb coach, he seems tailor made for the role.

Someone needs to fill the Head of Football Development post Tim Sherwood had, i'd be interested to hear who it is going to be after we have appointed a new Head Coach. Perhaps that's a role for Ginola.

Ex winger Ginola has joined the growing chorus for stability at Spurs not only with the manager but with the coaching staff, when a manager leaves usually all his coaching staff leave as well.

“To be successful in the game you need stability and it doesn’t look very stable.

“I’m not saying it was the wrong decision on Tim Sherwood, I’m saying you can’t be successful if you change managers every two or three years.

“You need stability first of all, the same staff working together with a bunch of players, year in year out, for at least two or three years, to make sure they will create this momentum a club needs to get success in the end, that’s it.

“Tottenham did well with Harry Redknapp, then he went. They employed AVB, ok great, you have to take this.

“They spent 100 million last summer, sold Gareth Bale and in the end finish in roughly the same position. There was expectation, and fans were delighted to see the club spending money and pushing resources.

“It’s a disappointment that Erik Lamela didn’t play and Roberto Soldado didn’t perform.

“Now they need the right person for at least the next three to five years, that’s the most important thing, because success needs stability so that’s why I was a bit concerned when they got rid of Tim Sherwood, because he’s a young manager, brand new, who had never done things before.

“But he’s been working at the club for some time in the academy and knows the club well. He’s got a good view; he had Les Ferdinand on one side and Steffen Freund on the other, so we’re talking about a former Spurs player there.

“And I think at the end of the season, with Man United, with Giggs, Scholes, Phil Neville and all those guys, it looks right, it sounds right. But those guys need time, not for them to learn, but they need time to work with the players.

“Louis Van Gaal is at Man United, good, he’s going to spend money on players, good, but he’s expected to bring back results for the club, so it’s a big task in front of him.

“And I think it’s going to be a big task for the next Spurs manager, it’s as simple as that.”

Andre Villas-Boas was expected to provide that stability but you can't work in a situation where you alienate everyone, Sherwood was then appointed as an interim boss so I may be one of the few who is expecting the next boss to be around for a while.



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