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Academy coaching update

Fri 12 August 2022, 17:00|Tottenham Hotspur

We are pleased to confirm new staffing appointments within our Academy as we set out on the 2022/23 season.

Simon Davies has joined the Academy in the new role of Head of Coaching Methodology.

A scholar in Manchester United’s famous 'Class of '92', Simon spent 10 years working in coaching and development roles at Manchester City’s Academy and was most recently part of the senior coaching team at Anderlecht.

He also takes part in the delivery of the UEFA Pro A and B License courses for the Football Associations of Wales and Northern Ireland.

Furthermore, three-time Premier League winner Yaya Touré has taken up the role of Under-16s Coach. The former Barcelona and Manchester City midfielder, who has tasted glory in the UEFA Champions League, La Liga, Copa del Rey, the FA Cup, League Cup and Africa Cup of Nations with Ivory Coast during a glittering playing career, had an initial spell working with our Academy staff during the second half of last season.

As previously announced, our former striker Jermain Defoe has taken up a new role on our Academy coaching team, working alongside our existing staff across the Under-17 to Under-21 age categories, in addition to his duties as a Club Ambassador.