Tottenham Hotspur journalist Alasdair Gold has been speaking on his latest YouTube video about potential departures and arrivals this summer.
One name which was mentioned was Ledley King, who was an active part of Jose Mourinho’s coaching staff throughout the 2020/21 campaign.
Will Spurs finish in the top four under Nuno Espirito Santo?
It is understood the Tottenham legend will not take up the same role under the new Spurs manager, Nuno Espirito Santo.
A report from Football.london has suggested the 40-year-old is likely to revert back to his former role at the north London club as an ambassador.
Discussing the future of the former Spurs centre-back, Gold had the following to say on the matter.
“I find it fascinating to know whether this decision has been made by Ledley – whether he’s felt it’s time to just step back and maybe get his coaching badges, if he’s going to continue doing them behind the scenes with the academy, or whether it was something that Espirito Santo didn’t want.
“I’d be surprised if just having this extra member of staff who was already there on your coaching staff would be such a big deal for Espirito Santo.
“So it leads me to believe that maybe Ledley or the club has made this decision, but we’ll find that out.”
TIF Thoughts on Tottenham’s coaching transformation…
Ahead of the 2021/22 season, Spurs have refreshed their coaching staff with former Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Espirito Santo now at the helm of Spurs.
Spurs were linked with the likes of Mauricio Pochettino and Antonio Conte throughout their managerial search – which does make us wonder how the players will react to Nuno’s appointment, and indeed the potential lack of King’s influence.
With the European Championship now over, the club’s full attention should be on potential summer signings and keeping Harry Kane at the club as Spurs look to make a return to Champions League football.
However, given how long it took Spurs to find their new boss, we feel there is a lot of pressure on Daniel Levy to get this appointment right as Spurs need to bounce back after an underwhelming campaign.