There’s no point having a brilliant playing squad unless you have a team of fantastic coaches behind the scenes making everything tick. Here is an introduction to the key members of the Tottenham Hotspur coaching staff.
Luckily, the Spurs first-team squad at Tottenham are trained by a brilliant roster of coaches, led by the inimitable Ange Postecoglou. But this is more than a one-man-band, so let’s learn spome more about the coaching staff at the club.
Tottenham Hotspur manager: Ange Postecoglou
Postecoglou was hired by Daniel Levy in the summer of 2023, with the club at its lowest point for years. A disastrous 2022/23 campaign under Antonio Conte saw the team finish eighth in the league, meaning there would be no European football for the first time in a decade. A rebuild was desperately needed, especially with star striker Harry Kane being sold, but Postecoglou has worked wonders in such a short space of time.
The fans are happy and entertained by Postecoglou’s high intensity, expansive, and attacking approach to the game, the players are thriving, and results are going Spurs’ way more often than not. Postecoglou has won trophies everywhere he has been previously—Celtic, Yokohoma, the Australia national team, and a number of Australian clubs—and there is hope that he can bring similar success to the Lilywhites.
Senior assistant coach: Chris Davies
Having retired from playing football at the age of 19, Chris Davies has had ample time to establish himself as one of the most promising young coaches in the game. Starting out as a coach for youth teams in England and abroad, Davies would go on to become the assistant manager to Brendan Rodgers at Swansea, Liverpool, Celtic, and Leicester.
Postecoglou brought Davies in when he was appointed in the summer of 2023, and Spurs have since had to fight off interest from Swansea in employing Davies as their manager. Despite the approach, Davies opted to stick with Spurs.
Assistant coach: Ryan Mason
Any Spurs fan will be very familiar with this man. Ryan Mason came through the Tottenham academy as a player and went on to make 70 appearances for his boyhood club over the years (Transfermarkt). He moved on to Hull City in 2016, but by 2018 Mason was forced to retire from the game due to a severe head injury.
Mason, naturally, returned to his beloved Spurs and has developed as a coach over the last few years. He has even taken on the caretaker manager role at the club after the departure of Jose Mourinho in 2021, and after Cristian Stellini left the club in April 2023.
Assistant coach: Matt Wells
Wells has actually been at the club longer than Postecoglou, having joined in April 2023 as Mason’s assistant. The 35-year-old previously held an assistant manager role under Scott Parker at both Bournemouth and Club Brugge, before joining Spurs. Like Mason, Wells is a former academy player at Tottenham, though he never played for the senior side.
Assistant coach: Mile Jedinak
Football fans will remember Mile Jedinak from his days as a Crystal Palace player between 2011 and 2016. He would make 179 appearances for the Eagles (Transfermarkt) and was even captain of the club for quite some time. Jedinak was also a regular for the Australian national team, winning 79 caps for his country (Transfermarkt). Funnily enough, he was handed his Australia Under-20s debut by Postecoglou, and was also managed by the Spurs boss at senior level for the Socceroos.
Since retiring in 2020, Jedinak has taken on coaching roles at former club Aston Villa, before joining Spurs in the summer of 2023.
First-team goalkeeping coach: Rob Burch
Another graduate of the Tottenham Hotspur academy, Rob Burch would ultimately find first-team football in the lower leagues, most prominently with Lincoln City, but he also turned out for Woking, Stevenage, West Ham United, Bristol City, Barnet, Sheffield Wednesday, and Notts County throughout his playing career.
As a goalkeeping coach, Burch got his first break at Fulham in 2019, but had also had some coaching experience at Spurs and for the FA. He was announced as the new first-team goalkeeping coach at Tottenham in the summer of 2023, as part of Postecoglou’s revamp of the staff.