Leon Mann MBE, a former BBC presenter and vice president of the SJAhas praised a Tottenham Hotspur development involving Yaya Toure.
The Lowdown: Spurs build for the future…
The Lilywhites, who are looking to reshape behind the scenes as well as on the pitch, recently announced a raft of appointments in Spurs’ academy as they prepare for future campaigns.
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Perhaps most notably, former favorite Jermain Defoe will coach the club’s under-17 to under-21 age groups, as well as working as a club ambassador.
Meanwhile, another exciting addition to Tottenham’s academy is three-time Premier League winner and former Manchester City superstar Toure, who will take on the role of under-16 head coach.
The latest: Mann praises Spurs for Yaya move…
Taking to social media, Mann has praised Spurs as he explains the genius of Toure’s appointment as academy coach.
“Exciting times! This gave me joy for several reasons… Spurs absolutely first class to welcome Yaya to the club. Yaya full of enthusiasm, ideas and determination. These young players will have an incredible football experience and education.”
The Verdict: Great news…
The Ivorian’s wealth of experience on football’s biggest stages will be invaluable in North London.
Touré has plied his trade in the Champions League on numerous occasions, while also earning big money at Eastlands, an aspect of his career that Tottenham would have really liked.
The former Barcelona midfielder figures to be exactly the type of experienced frontman that Spurs should be looking for in a variety of roles.
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