Tottenham reveal more about Ledley King’s new coaching role

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Tottenham Hotspur have officially announced the appointment of Ledley King to Jose Mourinho’s backroom staff.

The former captain has been given the title of First Team Assistant and his role will see him responsible for supporting the academy players as they aim to make the transition to the first team.

Also under the remit of the 39-year-old will be working alongside the coaches, analysts and playing squad both at the Training Centre and on a matchday.

King retired from the professional game in 2012 following a knee injury and was named a club ambassador and continued to be involved in the academy set-up as a coach and mentor to the younger players.

He made over 320 appearances for Spurs during his career as a one-club man and will now look to learn under the guidance of Jose Mourinho with the Portuguese head coach delighted to have the former England international onboard for the season ahead.

The club also formally confirmed the departure of Tactical Analyst, Ricardo Formosinho.

Mourinho told the club’s official website: “I am extremely pleased to be welcoming Ledley into the first team group as we continue our preparations for the new season.

“He has a tremendous affinity with this football club and the fans appreciate just how much he has accomplished as a true Spurs man both on and off the pitch.

“We have developed a good relationship since I arrived, and we hope to use his experience and insight to support the work we are doing with the squad.”

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