FIRST TEAM MANAGEMENT
Name: Andre Villas-Boas
Role: Head Coach
Former Academica de Coimbra, Porto and Chelsea manager who was appointed as our new Head Coach in early July ahead of the 2012/2013 Season.
Born in Porto, Portugal, it was under the guidance of the then FC Porto manager, the late Sir Bobby Robson, that he took the first steps on his career as a coach, after Sir Bobby invited him to observe training. He went on to obtain his UEFA coaching badges and his first coaching roles were in FC Porto's youth academy, where he was assistant coach and coach to various year groups from the Under-8s up to the Under-18s.
He left Porto to become the British Virgin Islands's FA Youth Co-ordinator before being promoted to Technical Director.
Then he returned to Portugal as assistant coach to Jose Mourinho at Porto, and undertook similar roles at Chelsea and Inter Milan before taking the top job at Portuguese side Academica de Coimbra in October, 2009. Bottom of the table and without a win on his arrival, he guided them to the safety of 11th place by the end of that 2009/2010 campaign - as well as the semi-finals of the domestic cup - having stamped his own unique style of football on the team.
That success naturally caught the eye of Portugal's top teams and when Porto came calling, he couldn't resist the lure of his hometown club once more and took charge as manager in June, 2010.
In an incredible debut season as manager at the Estadio de Dragao, he not only led Porto to a quadruple success of Portuguese Supercup, League Championship, Portuguese Cup and Europa League, but did so remaining undefeated during the league campaign, conceding just 13 goals. At the age of 33 years and 213 days, he also became the youngest manager to ever win a European trophy.
After one season with Porto, he left to join Chelsea in June, 2011, and extended his own personal undefeated league record to 39 games, before leaving the post the following March.
Name: Steffen Freund
Role: Assistant Head Coach
Appointed our Assistant Head Coach in July, 2012, nine years after his playing career with us came to an end.
He became a real fans' favourite during his five-year spell at White Hart Lane as a player, signing for us on December 22, 1998. He made his debut in a goalless draw at Sheffield Wednesday on January 9 and by the end of March he had a League Cup winners' medal to his name. He featured in 102 Premiership games, 11 in the FA Cup and14 in the League Cup plus four in the UEFA Cup before joining Kaiserslautern in December, 2003.
Born at Brandenburg, he began his career with BSG Motor Süd Brandenburg at the age of six! He moved on to BSG Stahl Brandenburg during 1983 and progressed through their youth teams to play 58 times for the first team. During his time with Stahl he gained international honours for East Germany at Olympic, Under-21, Under-19 and Under-18 levels and prior to signing professional worked in the locksmith trade.
He signed for FC Schalke 04 during 1991 and made the first of his 53 Bundesliga appearances for them, scoring three goals. It was during July, 1993, that he joined Borussia Dortmund where he made his European debut during their 1993-94 UEFA Cup campaign. Season 1994-95 saw Steffen gain his first Full international cap for Germany against Spain on February 22 and at the end of that campaign he won a Bundesliga champions medal. The title was retained the following year with Steffen an ever-present member of the side. He featured in the Euro ‘96 championships, only to be injured two minutes from the end of extra time in the semi final with England and miss out on a place in the final.
The injury kept him out for virtually the whole of season 1996-97 and he also missed out on Dortmund's Champions League success over Juventus. He reappeared in the German national side during April, 1998, gaining the last of his 21 caps against Finland on May 27. He joined us having scored nine goals in 169 senior games for Dortmund, while he returned to England following his spell with Kaiserslautern, featuring for Leicester City. His final career tally was 12 goals in 423 competitive appearances.
He then embarked on a coaching career which has seen him have spells as co-trainer of the Germany Under-20 squad; assistant manager of the Nigerian national team for their African Cup of Nations campaign between December, 2007, and February, 2008; and head coach of the German Under-16 team.
Name: Luis Martins
Role: First Team Coach
Appointed to the role of First Team Coach having first embarked on a coaching career with hometown club Sporting Lisbon.
Born in the Portuguese capital Lisbon on November 29, 1963, it was as a coach that he made his name, taking charge of Sporting's youth teams and winning national titles as coach of their Under-17 and Under-19 sides in 2004 and 2006 respectively, working with teams which included Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani and Joao Moutinho.
He was also Assistant Coach for their First Team during the 2004/2005 Season when Sporting reached the final of the UEFA Cup and for the duration of the 2006/2007 campaign, he was manager of Portimonense.
He later moved to SC Braga in 2008 as their Head of Youth Development and during 2011, he worked with Saudi Arabia's national and Olympic teams. Last season he coached Al Ahli's Under-23 side to the national championship in Saudi Arabia, before swapping the Middle East for North London.
Name: Jose Mario Rocha
Role: First Team Fitness Coach
Arrived at White Hart Lane with Andre Villas-Boas, having worked alongside our new Head Coach throughout his management career so far.
The pair first worked together in the youth set-up at Porto, a club which features heavily in Jose's life. He spent the first 17 years of his coaching career at the Portuguese giants where he was employed in a variety of roles and worked with the Under-14s all the way up to the club's First Team.
Having worked with Andre with the Under-17s at Porto, he ended his long association with the club to rejoin his friend at Academica as fitness coach. But incredibly just a year later, he followed Andre back to Porto, playing his part in that amazing treble-winning season of Portuguese championship, domestic cup and Europa League, in 2010/2011.
A spell in the Premier League then followed with Chelsea, before he joined our new coaching set-up.
Name: Daniel Sousa
Role: Head of Opposition Scouting
Appointed to his current role in July 2012, and is another member of our new coaching team who links up again with Andre Villas-Boas.
Born in Barcelos, a town located to the north of Porto near Braga, a knee problem forced him to give up playing football when he was young so he took the sports science path.
Studying at Porto University, he specialised in football and after briefly working as a coach in youth football in the city of Porto, he took his first scouting job at Academica, joining when Andre took over as manager.
He then also followed Andre to Porto and Chelsea, working in the field of opposition scouting and providing the coaches with the information required to help plot the downfall of opponents.
Name: Tony Parks
Role: Goalkeeping Coach
Our former keeper returned to the Club as goalkeeping coach in November 2008, having spent the previous six years working in a similar role with the FA to the England youth teams.
Born in Hackney, he joined us an apprentice and became a full professional in September 1980. His full debut came against West Ham United at Upton Park in May 1982, but it was two years later in the UEFA Cup Final against Anderlecht when he carved a permanent niche for himself in our history.
With penalties required to decide the outcome after the aggregate score after extra time had finished 2-2, he saved Anderlecht's first spotkick and then repeated the feat with the final penalty to win us the trophy.
In total, he played 49 times for us, before being released in June 1988, having gone out on loan to Oxford United and Gillingham while on our books. He joined Brentford in August 1988, making 71 league appearances and went on to have spells with a host of clubs including Fulham, West Ham United, Stoke City, Falkirk, Doncaster Rovers and Scarborough.
In Scotland, he featured 128 times for Falkirk, while his first taste of coaching came with Burnley in January 1999. He then became player/goalkeeping coach at Halifax Town and also had a brief spell as assistant manager and joint caretaker manager at the club, before leaving in November 2001.
From Halifax he moved to Crewe as goalkeeping coach, before joining the FA in October 2002, where he looked after the coaching of all goalkeepers within the England youth teams.