Tottenham announce former star as new club ambassador

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Tottenham Hotspur have officially announced Michael Dawson as a new club ambassador following the centre-back’s decision to retire from playing.

Spurs revealed that Dawson would continue with his media work away from the Lilywhites, while joining the ambassador team alongside his former teammate Ledley King.

Dawson’s ambassador duties will include supporting the work of the club, as well as charity partners, the club foundation, and the local community. This will see him regularly appear on Tottenham’s digital channels, while he will also engage with fans all around the world.

Tottenham revealed that Daws’ first appearance as a club ambassador would occur this weekend against Arsenal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Dawson played over 320 games for Spurs during his time in North London, scoring 10 goals and assisting another five (TransferMarkt). Following his Spurs exit in 2014, Daws went on to play four seasons with Hull City and then two with Nottingham Forest before retiring.

On his new role, Dawson said: “Spurs will always be home to me. I enjoyed the most memorable moments of my career here and the special connection I have with the Club and its fans has never left me.

“I now return here during what is such an exciting time for us – this new stadium just blows me away every time I visit and it sums up the direction the Club is going in.

“Although it is impossible to replace the feeling of playing, I am so excited to begin this new chapter of my career back at Spurs and be a part of this new era.

“I’ve always looked up to Ledley from the minute I first joined and saw him play, so to be named an Ambassador alongside him, and legendary Spurs names in Gary and Ossie, is a huge honour.

“I look forward to getting started in my new role and meeting as many fans as possible over the coming months.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

It’s so nice to welcome Daws home. I always thought he would return to the club in some respect and I hope to see him join the coaching team, along with Ledley, over the next few years. If only we could have that centre-back partnership again.

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