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

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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.

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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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