English Premiership

Spurs legend King ponders coaching role

2016-12-07 19:44
Ledley King.(Getty Images)

Cape Town - Former Tottenham captain Ledley King says he'll continue to take steps towards establishing a coaching career for himself at his home-town club.

The 36-year-old, who worked with the club's under 18s after retiring in 2014, took a break from coaching after starting on his coaching badges.

He has been working as an ambassador at Tottenham, but has stated his desire to reapply himself to coaching, to see if it is something he will pursue as a career.

King told Press Association Sport: "It's something I will get back into, hopefully going into next season.

"I'm lucky to have the club here so it'll be a case of speaking to the right people, John McDermott maybe, who helped me start it up, and getting it back on track.

"I need to give it a good go and see if I'm any good. I started my badges and then stopped them. I was working two days a week with the under-18s here."

He added: "Everyone asks players if they want to go into coaching and expect them to be the next best thing in management. I don't know what I'd be like.

"It'll be a learning process for me. It's like starting all over again. First I have to be good at what I do. If I feel I can be good then I can step by step start thinking about future roles."

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