Tottenham Hotspur experienced wholesale changes to their coaching staff earlier in the season.
A disastrous start to the new campaign saw the club drop to the unfamiliar place of fourteenth in the Premier League table in November which ultimately cost Mauricio Pochettino and his backroom staff their jobs in North London.
Jose Mourinho’s appontment as head coach resulted in a new set of faces to work with the Spurs squad including the appointment of Joao Sacramento as assistant manager after joining from Lille (Spurs official).
One position which has not been filled at Hotspur Way and is something of a rarity in football is that of a throw-in coach.
Tottenham’s Champions League final opponents, Liverpool have utilised the services of Thomas Grönnemark as a freelancer in the role since August 2018 (BBC).
Grönnemark moved to Anfield having previously worked with Danish top-flights clubs FC Midtjylland and AC Horsens, and in the German Bundesliga.
His coaching saw Danish left-back Andreas Poulsen improve his throw-in range from 25m to 37.9m.
He had told German news outlet Kicker that his work could see him work for Tottenham in the future: “I don’t know, maybe I’ll be with Tottenham or Manchester United next year, as I’m not tied down as a freelancer,”
“I’m just not allowed to be a direct competitor in any one season, that’s my rule. That’s why I have already turned down a top offer from England this season.
“But I would very much like to prove myself in Germany. I don’t know of anyone who does it professionally like I do.
“But of course more and more people are recognising the potential, and now some co-trainers are looking into the subject.”
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