Opinion: The three Tottenham players who could become club coaches in the future

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Dom Le Roy

As we see ex-Spurs players, such as Ledley King and Scott Parker have successful starts to their respective coaching careers, we wanted to take a look at which of the current crop may turn to the dugout once their playing careers are over.

Joe Hart
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Joe Hart

The goalkeeper, who we signed from Burnley in 2020, has had a stellar career, having won two Premier League titles, as well as three domestic cups.

He has also amassed seventy five international caps for his country, and was England’s number one during three major tournaments, including the 2014 World Cup. The man has experience of playing at the very highest level.

Now that he is in the twilight of his career, it appears as though the Shrewsbury man is using all of his experience to help the younger members of the Spurs squad.

Harry Kane acknowledged the impact of Hart, labelling him a ‘big boost’, as a result of his pedigree. Therefore, with his impact on the pitch during his career, and now his influence in the dressing room, Hart could well make his way into coaching once he retires.

Toby AlderweireldToby Alderweireld

A Rolls-Royce of a defender, whom we signed from Atletico Madrid in 2015, had racked up over two hundred appearances for Spurs, as well as over one hundred international caps for Belgium.

Back in 2019, fellow Belgium defender Dedryck Boyata was quoted as saying that when Vincent Kompany hung up his boots, ‘Toby has the experience and the qualities to lead this defence’. And he appears to have been proved correct.

Alderweireld has been a fixture in his international side throughout the recent success that Belgium have enjoyed.

Alderweireld has shown great defensive capabilities throughout his career, and the respect that he has gained both on and off the pitch could result in the player pursuing management in the future.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg
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Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg 

The Dane is still a long way away from retiring, having only turned twenty-five back in August 2020. But he has already shown, in his short time at the club, that he has every quality to make it as a manager.

On the pitch, he is feisty, brave, and wears his heart on his sleeve. Off the pitch, he has been frank, and is the first to talk to the media to explain where things have gone wrong.

He admitted that the team needed to show ‘more bravery’ and ‘more focus’, after our 1-1 draw against Fulham, and also took to the cameras after the recent defeat to Liverpool (Daily Mail).

The fact that he has shown leadership both on and off the field this season suggests he would be well suited to management further down the line.

Who else do you think would make a good manager in the future? Let us know in the comments below!

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