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King to coach

Posted on 23 July 2014  - 15:15

Ledley King is set to expand his role within the Club by beginning a part-time coaching role with our Under-18 side.

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The Club Ambassador, who retired from playing at the end of the 2011-12 season, will take his first steps on the coaching ladder working with our Academy scholars.

Academy Manager John McDermott explained: "Ledley has come through the coaching training programme undertaken by a number of senior players in recent seasons, including Scott Parker, Brad Friedel and Michael Dawson.

"We are now looking for Ledley to spend 2-3 days a week assisting our Under-18 group with their on and off pitch development.

"Using senior players as role models within our Academy is a scheme we are keen to nurture and develop further."

Ledley is currently with the Club on its US and Canada tour, including taking part in several Global Coaching sessions and community coaching initiatives.