Ginola: I could revive Spurs' spirit

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Former Tottenham favourite David Ginola believes he could be the man to help Tottenham's struggling squad kickstart their season - but does not think the club should part with under-fire boss Juande Ramos.

Ginola, who is fondly remembered by Spurs fans for his exhilarating three-year stint at the club between 1997 and 2000, admits he would relish a chance to return to North London in an off-field capacity but believes dispensing with Ramos, whose position has come under intense scrutiny in recent weeks, would not provide a quick fix.

"I'm frustrated to see the clubs I like struggling so much. Spurs are really in trouble and it's disappointing," he said. "The first to be blamed will be the manager of course but when he first arrived he was the best in the world. Now he seems to be called the worst. In a few months he has not become the worst manager in the world."

He added: "As a fan of the club, to see them struggling is hard. We all want to see changes but I don't know if changing the manager would be a solution.

"All the politics of the club must change. They need better management - not just on the pitch, but in the offices. Spurs, somewhere, are not making the right decisions.

"I would love to help them. I would love to be back at White Hart Lane, to bring back a bit of spirit, a bit of knowledge about the game. A team is a family - if you forget that you will not be able to have success."

The 41-year-old former France international has seen close friend Gianfranco Zola return to the Premier League as West Ham coach and would like to bring a similar brand of positivity to White Hart Lane, should he be offered the chance.

Speaking as an ambassador for Braun's new TV show Smooth Side Challenge, he added: "I know Gianfranco Zola very well. We made sure we got things done on the pitch for the fans and we were nice and polite too..

"I worked at Tottenham as a player and my relationship with the fans and the people at the club was great. I know if I go back I could bring something different - a new vision about how to react to each other, to make sure every player enjoys training and enjoys going out to play on a Saturday.

"We must bring back a family atmosphere to the club. The process is hard but it is something I always did when I played at Spurs."

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