Former Aston Villa and Rangers defender appointed as Spurs' U-21 coach

Tottenham Hotspur have appointed Ugo Ehiogu as their new Under-21's coach.

Tottenham Hotspur have announced that former Aston Villa, Glasgow Rangers and Middlesbrough defender Ugo Ehiogu will become the new coach of their Under-21 side.

Last season the team finished 12th out of 22 teams in the new Under-21 league and Ehiogu has now been handed this opportunity after previously working part-time at the club. The youth aspect of things at White Hart Lane has been given a bit of a revamp following the arrival of Mauricio Pochettino at the club.

Assisting Ehiogu will be former Spurs academy player Matthew Wells who had previously worked with the Under-15's side. Former club captain Ledley King who retired last year has been given the chance to work with the Under-18's side. His experience, and status at the club will be valuable for those young players and it is a wise move by the club to get him involved in some way.

Ehiogu played over 400 league appearances during his career picking up four England caps along the way. He has always come across as a calm, intelligent person in interviews and seems to have the right characteristics for a manager.

Tottenham were once close to signing the defender way back in 2000 when he was set for a move away from Aston Villa. However he eventually joined Middlesbrough instead for £8 million.

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