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Tottenham Hotspur Set to Appoint Former Club Legend as Assistant to Andre Villas-Boas

by Dan Kilpatrick

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Andre Villas Boas, Chelsea manager

German to be assistant boss.

According to the chat-room/message board buzz Tottenham Hotspur are set to appoint former midfielder Steffen Freund as Andre Villas-Boas’ assistant at White Hart Lane.

The German played for Spurs between 1998 and 2003, winning the League Cup in 1999 and earning cult status for his work-rate, commitment and failure to score a single goal in over 100 league appearances.

Freund, now 42, is currently the manager of the German under-16 team but enjoyed a spell as Nigeria’s assistant manager under compatriot Berti Vogts in 2007.

Freund, who has 21 caps for Germany and had a brief spell at Leicester City, has held discussions with Villas-Boas and Tottenham about returning as the Portuguese’s number two.

Both Villas-Boas’ previous assistants, Vitor Pereira and Roberto Di Matteo, have gone on to replace him at Porto and Chelsea respectively.

The club considered offering the role to Real Madrid defender Ricardo Carvalho but the former Chelsea centre-half has indicated that he is eager to carry on playing for at least one more year.

Freund still follows Tottenham’s progress and added to the club’s hall of fame in 2010. He is thought to be interested in returning to White Hart Lane on a permanent basis.

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