Through an official statement, the Club revealed the appointments of Ian Cathro, Rui Barbosa and Antonio Dias to Head Coach Nuno Espírito Santo’s coaching staff.
Cathro, Assistant Head Coach, was part of Nuno’s staff at Wolverhampton Wanderers, Rio Ave and Valencia, while Barbosa takes up the position of Goalkeeper Coach and Dias joins as Fitness Coach.
✍️ We can confirm the appointments of Ian Cathro, Rui Barbosa and Antonio Dias to Head Coach Nuno Espírito Santo’s coaching staff.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 3, 2021
During their time with Wolves, this staff led them to the Premier League promotion in their first season in charge of the squad.
They also led Wolves to European competitions for the first time in 39 years and secured back-to-back top 10 finishes in the Premier League.
“Having a squad like Tottenham’s, you can only have one DNA, you can only think one way. We have to enjoy the game, we have to play the game," Nuno said through the team’s official statement. "This is our DNA, to make our fans proud of us.
There is no question about it that that will happen. We’re going to make them proud and they’re going to enjoy the team, for sure."
Ryan Mason and Ledley King status
Tottenham Hotspur insider Alasdair Gold reported Ledley King will not be part of Nuno Espirito Santo's coaching staff and instead will return to his ambassadorial duties for the club.
King, a first team assistant last season, is still studying to be a coach and working towards his qualifications.
Spurs also confirmed that Ryan Mason, who finished last season as the first team''s interim manager, has returned to the Academy as Head of Player Development.
“Ryan (Mason's) return to the Academy allows him to continue his outstanding work as a coach and player developer – something he is passionate about,” Academy Manager Dean Rastrick said.
“We believe we’re able to provide the best possible environment for our young players to thrive.”
The team also announced the appointment of Stuart Lewis as the new Under 18s coach.
⚽️ We can confirm that Ryan Mason has returned to the Academy as Head of Player Development.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 3, 2021
We are also pleased to announce the appointment of Stuart Lewis as our new Under 18s coach.