EPL: Tottenham appoints new coach to work with Mourinho

Tottenham Hotspur, on Thursday, announced the appointment of former player, Ledley King, as Jose Mourinho’s new first-team assistant.

King will work alongside Mourinho and the rest of the club’s first-team staff.

The 39-year-old will also take on the role of supporting academy players looking to make the step up.

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King played for the North London club for 13 years making 323 appearances.

He lifted the League Cup in 2008 before a persistent knee injury forced him to retire in 2012.

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

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“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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