‘I hope one day’ – Former Spurs star hints he wants to return to club as coach

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Jan Vertonghen has suggested that he would like to make a return to Tottenham as a coach in the future. 

The Belgian departed Spurs last year at the expiry of his contract, which brought an end to an eight-year stint at the club which yielded 315 appearances in total 

Now 34-years-old and at Benfica, Vertonghen is still able to perform at the top level and has been one of the Portuguese side’s most important players this term. 

However, his age will likely be causing him to think about his long-term plans and what comes next with the end of his career surely approaching. 

Vertonghen was pressed on the matter and he had little doubt in sharing he would like to return to Spurs and hopes he will receive a call in the future over a possible role at the club. 

He told the club’s Twitch channel: “You never know. I still speak to former colleagues and I’m still active with people at the club.

“I had a great time there. Things are changing with the coach and some new people. But I think a call will always be there. 

“I hope one day I can come back and see what is possible there.”

Spurs Web Opinion 

Vertonghen was a great servant of the club and you can definitely see him in the dugout at some point down the line. You can tell he has all the qualities to become a coach from his demeanour and that is something plenty would like to see him take up going forward. 

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