Tottenham hire Freund to be Villas-Boas assistant

Tottenham Hotspur have completed the recruitment of their new coaching staff with the appointment of Steffen Freund as assistant head coach.

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The former Germany midfielder was popular with Spurs fans during his five-year spell at White Hart Lane between 1998 and 2003, during which time he won the League Cup.

He will now take up a place in the dugout alongside head coach Andre Villas-Boas.

Since retiring in 2004 Freund has coached at several youth levels of the German national team – last year taking the U17 side to the final of the European Championship and to third place at the World Cup - and was assistant to Berti Vogts with Nigeria for their 2008 African Cup of Nations campaign.

A winner of the European Championship with Germany and the Champions League with Borussia Dortmund, Freund joins recently-hired first team coach Luis Martins at the Spurs Lodge training ground.

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