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Kombouare reveals Tottenham talks

17 April 2013 00:36

Ex-Paris Saint-Germain boss Antoine Kombouare has claimed he held talks with Tottenham last summer over replacing Harry Redknapp.

Andre Villas-Boas eventually filled the void following Redknapp's departure - but Kombouare has revealed he met Spurs officials, as well as fellow Premier League sides West Brom and Swansea.

The 49-year-old decided to take control at Middle East side Al-Hilal - but has since left the club and is seeking a new challenge.

"After my sacking from PSG I had a six-month break. Then I wanted to coach in the Premier League, rather than France," he told L'Equipe.

"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.

"Since my departure from Al-Hilal I have had some very serious contacts, but the projects didn't really excite me. I want to manage clubs playing at the top of their league."

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 35 +30 76
2 35 +39 69
3 35 +32 64
4 35 +24 64
5 34 +12 59
6 34 +14 56
7 34 +13 55
8 35 +12 54
9 34 +7 47
10 35 -14 47
11 34 +5 41
12 34 -7 41
13 35 -11 41
14 35 -19 41
15 35 -15 40
16 35 -9 39
17 34 -18 31
18 34 -25 31
19 35 -26 30
20 35 -44 16

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