“Has the DNA of this club” Joao Sacramento praises summer addition to Mourinho’s backroom staff

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur assistant manager Joao Sacramento has praised the impact which Ledley King has had following his involvement with the first team during the current campaign.

King was appointed to Jose Mourinho’s backroom staff in August when he was given the role of first-team assistant.

Mourinho was said to have been impressed by the way which King worked with the club’s defensive players when the season was suspended earlier this year (Evening Standard).

The 40-year-old who had been working as a club ambassador has also been supporting the academy players stepping up to first-team level.

Sacramento revealed that King, who made 323 appearances in all competitions for the North Londoners over a 13-year playing career at the club, before retiring in 2012 often tells the players of the significance of some of the fixtures.

The former defender was a  replacement for assistant coach and technical analyst Ricardo Formosinho, who left Spurs at the end of last season with Kane working closely with works the coaches, analysts and playing squad.

“It’s a pleasure to work with him,” Sacramento told the club’s official site.

“Ledley is the kind of guy that is giving and transmitting the values of the Club. He’s a legend, an ex-captain of the Club who knows exactly what it means to be a Spurs player.

“The history with Ledley started when we arrived at the Club. Ledley was around, he helped us during that period and we could understand straight away the importance that he could have for us – and especially for the team – because he is someone who has the DNA of this Club.

“He’s someone who understands very well the values, he can share that with us and especially with the players. He’s very important for the players. On a matchday for example, he’s someone who interacts with the players a lot about what these kinds of matches mean, especially for the young lads, so for sure, Ledley is a good addition for us.”

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