Football.london’s Tottenham Hotspur correspondent, Alasdair Gold, discussed all of the latest Lilywhites news on a video that was recently posted to his YouTube channel and the journalist spent some time discussing Ledley King’s current role at the north London club, as well as the former centre-back’s future, during the video.
King spent the entirety of his playing career at Tottenham Hotspur and he’s also spent his entire post-playing career at the north London club, initially becoming a member of the club’s academy staff following his 2012 retirement, before he went on to take up a role as a club representative from 2014 until this past summer when he joined current Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho’s first-team backroom staff.
The 40-year-old, who captained the north London club to League Cup glory in 2008 – the last piece of silverware that Tottenham have won – is described as having been an ‘iconic central defender’ for Spurs by the club’s official website and on this YouTube video, Gold was full of praise for King and the job he’s currently doing as a first-team coach, with the journalist stating that King is “growing in confidence,” before he discussed the possibility of King becoming Tottenham manager in the future.
Gold said: “King has played a big part, and you see King growing in confidence. He’s very loud on the touchline now, before matches you see him going through drills with the defence, talking to them, you see him doing all of this, talking through scenarios, what they should do. On the training pitches, you see him organising drills and setting them up and the sessions. He’s really, really coming along as a coach and I know they’re really happy with him at Tottenham.
“Mourinho’s got a lot of coaching/managerial disciples out there, we really hope Ledley King will become one because it’d be wonderful, wouldn’t it? Future manager of Tottenham Hotspur, Ledley King – wow.”
Do you think King could manage Spurs one day?
TIF Thoughts on what Gold had to say about King…
It would certainly be a fairytale outcome if King were to end up as Spurs’ manager one day, given that he has been associated with the club throughout his entire football career and with Eric Dier recently sharing praise for the impact that King has had on Tottenham’s defence, perhaps he has got the potential to eventually assume that role.
It won’t do his reputation any harm that a current Spurs player, in Dier, has been full of praise for him and his influence on the north London club’s defence, nor will it do him any harm that the Lilywhites have currently got the best defensive record in England’s top flight for the 2020/21 campaign.
Should King remain in his current role and continue to learn from serial winner Jose Mourinho, perhaps he could follow in the footsteps of the Portuguese manager in becoming Spurs boss one day and so, this mightn’t be too crazy of a suggestion from Gold, though it may yet be too soon to discuss King as a future Tottenham manager given that he’s never managed before.