Former Tottenham defender Ledley King has stated that he would wander like to manage the club. The former central defender retired from playing football due to a succession of knee injuries.
He oversaw some of the high points of Tottenham during his career like the appearance in the Champions League knockout stages. For several years towards the end of his career, King did not train with his teammates in order to prevent the knee injury from going beyond manageable. Former manager Harry Redknapp managed him brilliantly, but he could not carry on playing beyond a point.
After having played more than 323 matches for the club, King is considered as a legend in these parts. While he considers current manager Tim Sherwood to be a top manager, King has also reiterated his decision to become a Spurs manager one day.
Sherwood was appointed as the replacement for Andre Villas-Boas a few months ago, but he has been unable to stop the slide that will see Tottenham finish outside the top four once again. The club spent more than £ 110 million in the summer on new players in the hope of finishing in the top four.
This is widely expected to result in Sherwood leaving the club in the summer with Louis van Gaal being mooted as a potential replacement.
“I will do my badges, complete that and it would be a dream come true for me to lead the team out as a manager. It is early days. I will take my time and go from there,” said King. He is currently the club ambassador after being given this role following his retirement. Sherwood himself has played for Tottenham in the past, while his backroom coaching staff also includes several former players like Les Ferdinand, Tony Parks, and Steffen Freund.