Ledley King interested in becoming Tottenham Hotspur manager

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Former Tottenham captain Ledley King has thrown his hat into ring to potentially replace Tim Sherwood. in the summer.

The centre-back was forced to retire from playing in 2012 after a series of injuries. King spent all of his career at White Hart Lane and he made his debut in 1999 on his way to making 3221 appearances. 

Current boss Tim Sherwood was given an 18-month contract when he succeed Andre Villas-Boas, who was sacked at the end of 2013. Despite a bright beginning to his managerial career, things have since turned sour for King's former teammate at Spurs' helm.

After receiving a world record cheque from Real Madrid for Gareth Bale's services, the North London club launched a £100 million spending spree and bought players such as Roberto Soldado, Erik Lamela and Paulinho. 

AVB wasn't able to get results and Sherwood has similarly failed to turn the team into Champions League challengers. 

Holland and former Barcelona boss Louis van Gaal is favourite to replace Sherwood in the summer but Southampton's Mauricio Pochettino and Ajax manager Frank de Boer have also been linked. 

But now, King would like to be considered upon the completion of his coaching badges:"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," the 33-year-old said.

"It is early days for me still, I’ve got a lot to learn on that side and I realise how difficult it is.

"I will take my time, try to get my badges and all you can do is see where you go from there."

Tottenham are sixth in the Premier League table after a heavy 4-0 defeat by Liverpool last weekend. They host Sunderland on Monday as their hunt for another season in the Europa League continues. 

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