‘A great addition’ – Former player hails confirmed summer arrival for Tottenham

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Michael Brown has revealed his excitement at Jose Mourinho’s announcement that Ledley King will join the Spurs coaching staff this summer ahead of next season.

Mourinho confirmed the new coaching role for King following the club’s 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace on the last day of the season (Sky Sports).

The news came following Mourinho’s announcement that his assistant coach and technical analyst, Ricardo Formosinho, would be leaving the Lilywhites at the end of the season to pursue a career in management (Daily Mail).

With Formosinho departing, Spurs looked to King to bring his Spurs knowledge to the current coaching staff after a 14-year career that saw him become one of the club’s greatest ever defenders (Transfermarkt).

Former Spur, Michael Brown expressed his thoughts to Football Insider regarding the appointment of the former Spurs defender.

Brown said: “Ledley is a great guy, a great player, he’s been a good ambassador doing everything for the football club and rightly so.

“He would offer huge experience but it would be a learning curve for Ledley, you don’t just slot in but you’re learning from the best in Mourinho.

“It would be a wonderful opportunity and what Ledley does straight away, he gets respect from all the players there straight away. Defensively as well, if he can find a way of expressing that sort of experience then he’d be a great addition.”

Spurs Web Opinion

King is, without doubt, one of the best defenders Spurs have ever had in their history. In this coaching role, he will bring a wealth of knowledge for the club that the other staff simply do not have and, hopefully, his passion for the club translates to the other more experienced members of the team.

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