Former Spurs midfielder admits he is open to returning to the club as coach

Tom Huddlestone has said that he would be open to returning to Tottenham Hotspur in a coaching capacity one day.

Huddlestone arrived at Spurs as a youngster from Derby County in 2005 and went on to make over 200 appearances for the Lilywhites in his eight seasons at the club.

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He was part of some special teams at the club, including the Spurs side under Harry Redknapp which qualified for the Champions League for the first time in the club’s history.

Huddlestone formed an excellent partnership in the middle of the park with Luka Modric during that time and mesmerised the White Hart Lane faithful with his passing range and vision.

The 36-year-old left the professional game last summer, signing with Manchester United as a player-coach with their Under-21s squad.

The former Spurs man participated in the friendly match between a Tottenham Hotspur Charity XI and a celebrity XI last week and he was one of the best players on show, spraying passed around with typical languid ease.

When asked after the game if he would be open to returning to Spurs as a coach one day, Huddlestone told Football.London: “I don’t know. I’d always be open to that.

“I’m enjoying what I’m doing at Manchester United at the moment and we’ll see what happens in the future.”

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If Huddlestone had a bit more mobility and athleticism during his peak years, he could have potentially been discussed in the same breath as Michael Carrick and Paul Scholes as his technique with both feet and vision was second to none.

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