Ledley King has been appointed as Tottenham’s first-team assistant, the club announced on Thursday.
King spent his entire playing career with Spurs where he racked up 323 appearances before retiring in 2012 due to chronic knee problems.
The 39-year-old has been working as a club ambassador since and will now join Jose Mourinho’s backroom staff.
He will support academy players stepping up to the first-team level and work alongside the coaches, analysts, and playing squad.
Mourinho told the club’s website: “I am extremely pleased to be welcoming Ledley into the first team group as we continue our preparations for the new season.
New boss Mourinho had asked the former center-back and defensive midfielder to come in and do a few training sessions with the club’s defenders before lockdown.