Yaya Toure and Jermain Defoe set to join Tottenham coaching staff as overhaul continues

Defoe, who has scored 143 goals in 363 appearances over two spells for Spurs, is set to take up his first coaching job in the club’s academy from next month, while Toure has been given a full-time job after initially joined the club for a game. – hourly basis in December.

Defoe, 39, had a brief stint on the Rangers coaching staff after Steven Gerrard left the club last year and retired in March on his second spell at Sunderland.

Toure, 39, previously held coaching positions at Ukrainian club Olimpik Donetsk and Russian club Akhmat Grozny, leaving the latter in June 2021.

Spurs have helped both former players undertake their coaching badges and they are set to be put in charge of their own age group squads as part of a revamped academy staff. Former Manchester City and Anderlecht manager Simon Davies has also taken on the role of head of methodology at the Hotspur Way academy.

Bournemouth boss Scott Parker and Ryan Mason, who now assists Antonio Conte, both got their first coaching jobs in the club’s academy, while Ledley King briefly worked under former manager Jose Mourinho.


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