Ledley King is no longer a part of Tottenham’s first-team coaching staff, according to reports.
The club legend sat alongside Jose Mourinho in the dugout having been promoted from an ambassadorial role to coach when the recently-sacked manager arrived.
But Football London’s Alasdair Gold says King will now ‘return to his ambassadorial duties’, which include commercial, charity and media events.
Told Ledley King will not be part of Nuno Espirito Santo's coaching staff and instead will return to his ambassadorial duties for the club.
— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) July 3, 2021
And so it looks like King’s short-lived coaching career has come to an end – unless a future manager decides the team is better served with him on the bench.
No doubt King’s influence is huge at Spurs and he will have had a positive effect on the players during Mourinho’s tenure.
However, it seems either the club, Nuno or King himself – or a combination of the three – have decided an ambassadorial role is currently best for the 40-year-old.
Meanwhile, Tottenham have confirmed Nuno’s coaching staff, with Ian Cathro, Rui Barbosa and Antonio Dias all joining Nuno’s staff from Wolves.
Ryan Mason, who took charge of the final few games of last season, has returned to his academy job.
⚽️ We can confirm that Ryan Mason has returned to the Academy as Head of Player Development.
We are also pleased to announce the appointment of Stuart Lewis as our new Under 18s coach.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 3, 2021