Former Paris St Germain coach Antoine Kombouare claims to have held talks with Tottenham over the manager’s job last summer.
When he left Parc des Princes in December 2011, Kombouare attracted interest from England and he now claims to have held talks with Spurs, along with West Brom and Swansea, none of which came to fruition before he eventually went to Al-Hilal in Saudi Arabia.
Spurs went on to give the manager’s job to Andre Villas-Boas and, after a difficult start, that has proved to be a successful appointment.
Kombouare, currently out of work again, told L’Equipe: “After my sacking from PSG I had a six-month break. Then I wanted to coach in the Premier League, rather than France.
“I had contacts but it was never sorted because I was always the second or third name on the list.
“The contacts? West Bromwich Albion, Swansea and Tottenham. I went to London to meet officials, but it never came to anything.
“I didn’t want to join a small club or a small European league, so I finally chose Saudi Arabia.”
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