The return of the King?

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Former Tottenham captain Ledley King wants to resurrect his coaching career with the club next year.

King retired four years ago due to a persistent knee injury and worked briefly with Spurs’ under-18s in 2014.

The 36-year-old took a break due it being too much too soon but now plans to approach the club’s head of coaching and development John McDermott about a fresh coaching role.

“It’s something I will get back into, hopefully going into next season,” King told Press Association Sport.

“I’m lucky to have the club here so it’ll be a case of speaking to the right people, John McDermott maybe, who helped me start it up, and getting it back on track.

“I need to give it a good go and see if I’m any good. I started my badges and then stopped them. I was working two days a week with the under-18s here.

“Everyone asks players if they want to go into coaching and expect them to be the next best thing in management. I don’t know what I’d be like.

“It’ll be a learning process for me. It’s like starting all over again. First I have to be good at what I do. If I feel I can be good then I can step by step start thinking about future roles.”

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