Spurs appointed former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo as their new head coach on a two-year deal as Jose Mourinho's successor; Ian Cathro joins as assistant head coach having worked in Nuno's backroom team at Wolves, Rio Ave and Valencia
Saturday 3 July 2021 12:59, UK
Tottenham have revealed their new coaching staff with Ian Cathro linking up with head coach Nuno Espirito Santo again.
Cathro, who was briefly head coach at Hearts after working with Nuno at Rio Ave and Valencia, will serve as assistant head coach.
Rui Barbosa and Antonio Dias will also be part of the coaching staff at Spurs.
All three worked with Nuno at Wolves until the end of last season, and have a longer association with the Portuguese dating back to his previous clubs.
Barbosa and Dias join in identical roles to those they held at Wolves. Barbosa will work as goalkeeping coach, while Dias will be the fitness coach.
Nuno was confirmed as the new Tottenham boss on Wednesday, signing a deal until 2023, as the long-term successor to Jose Mourinho.
After a spell in interim charge of the first team following Mourinho's exit, Ryan Mason has returned to his academy role as head of player development.
Ledley King will also return to his previous role as club ambassador and will not be part of Nuno's backroom team.
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