Tottenham Hotspur have officially confirmed the appointment of club legend Ledley King as Jose Mourinho’s first-team assistant.
Last month, Tottenham fans got what they wanted, after Eric Dier signed a new four-year deal with the club.
The 39-year-old former Spurs captain became a club ambassador after retiring in 2012 and will return to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as part of the first team staff, working with the coaches, analysts and players at Hotspur Way and on matchdays as well.
King will forever be remembered as a one-club man, having made more than 300 appearances for Spurs, scoring fourteen goals in all competitions, and he famously lifted the League Cup when they beat Chelsea 2-1 in the final at Wembley, which remains the club’s last trophy to this day.
His career for club and country was sadly curtailed but he stayed with his boyhood club by working behind-the-scenes.
The legendary defender reportedly impressed Mourinho while working with the defence during the suspension of football and it is understood that he is a calm presence and well-respected figure in the dressing room.
It is common knowledge that the Lilywhites leaked goals for fun last term, but they saved four clean sheets since the Premier League restarted, so it seems as though his influence at Enfield Training Centre is already being felt.
He will support academy players as they make the jump to senior level and he will be hoping he can share his experiences from 13 years of service as a player as Mourinho’s side seek silverware next season.
King knows the club like the back of his hand which could prove useful for the Portuguese who has had a tough start to life in north London.
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