Former Tottenham striker in ‘advanced talks’ with PSG over manager role

Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Mido could well be heading back to Europe after revealing he is in “advanced talks” with French giants Paris Saint-Germain over a potential managerial position.

The 34-year-old, who after a productive loan spell at White Hart Lane during the 2005/06 campaign endured a difficult year-long tenure with the club 12 months later, has most recently been instated as Egyptian outfit Wadi Degla FC boss, but now it seems the ex-frontman is destined for a return to the continent with Les Parisiens.

“There are negotiations going on, it might happen very soon”, the Cairo-born man told his home nation sports news outlet King Fut.

Mido went on to clarify the speculation via social media, insisting that a deal was not yet done but both parties were in “advanced talks”.

“There are negotiations at an advanced stage between the two parties and there may be good news soon hopefully”, the 51-times capped Egypt international stated via his official Twitter account.

However, despite PSG seemingly attempting to bolster their managerial line up with the ex-Tottenham frontman, it may not be the position the Spurs faithful were hoping for.

Lilywhites favourite Mauricio Pochettino has been heavily linked with a potential move to Paris come the end of this season, particularly if the big spenders are incapable of getting past Real Madrid during the return leg of their Champions League last-16 tie – one which they currently trail 3-1.

It is thought that the Argentine is high on the Parc des Princes chiefs’ list to replace Unai Emery if Europe is not conquered this season, and despite Mido closing in on a managerial contract, it is thought that his new role will be overseeing the Under-19 squad.

The Egyptian has enjoyed time in France before, featuring for Marseille one year before making his initially temporary switch to north London.