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Spurs appoint Freund as assistant to Villas-Boas

11 July 2012 03:17

Former Tottenham midfielder Steffen Freund has returned to White Hart Lane as an assistant coach to new manager Andre Villas-Boas.

Freund's appointment was confirmed by the Premier League club on Wednesday and the German will immediately begin working with former Chelsea boss Villas-Boas, who hired following Harry Redknapp's departure last month.

"We are delighted to announce the appointment of former player Steffen Freund as our new Assistant Head Coach," the club said in a statement.

"Steffen became a popular figure amongst our supporters after joining the club in 1998 from Borussia Dortmund, spending five years at White Hart Lane and was part of our League Cup winning side of 1999.

"He made a total of 120 appearances in our colours and has since been inducted into the club's Hall of Fame."

Freund has coached with the German FA, working with the country's youth teams, and was also an assistant to Berti Vogts with Nigeria.

Source: AFP