Les Ferdinand and Chris Ramsey leave Spurs

Two of the club's long serving coaching staff have departed the club, hinting at a big change in player training and development.

It has been confirmed today that Tottenham coaches Les Ferdinand and Chris Ramsey have left their roles at White Hart Lane.

Both had been part of the back room staff for a number of years, before being stepped up to assist Tim Sherwood with the first team in the second half of last season.

Sherwood's sacking, a few days after the final league game with Aston Villa, suggested their position at the club may be uncertain, and so it has proved after new boss Mauricio Pochettino brought his own back room staff with him from Southampton.

Recently, reports hinted that former Blackburn captain Sherwood intended to take Ferdinand and Ramsey with him should he take the then vacant job at West Brom - something that could not be agreed during talks with Baggies chairman Jeremy Peace.

Argentine Pochettino, will bring his assistant Jesus Perez, first-team coach Miguel D'Agostino and goalkeeping coach Toni Jimenez to aid him at White Hart Lane, though fan favourite and former assistant head coach Steffen Freund will remain on the staff in working with the first team.

Former England striker Ferdinand spent six years in North London as a player, before returning as a striker coach in 2008. 

Ramsey had managed the England Under-20 side before taking charge of the Spurs development squads in 2004, overseeing the development of a host of youngsters alongside Sherwood. 

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