Ice hockey coach Krueger will join Saints after the Winter Olympics, where he is working with the Canadian team.
"It's a question of continuing to grow what's already there, it's not about rebuilding anything. I have met the coaching staff and Mauricio Pochettino and spoke to the team. I know exactly what he needs - and I know exactly what he doesn't need," he told the Daily Mail.
"He doesn't need someone getting involved in a day to day running of the team. He needs space to do his work, so that he can continue to grow the group. I get it, I totally get it. I feel the values that drive him."
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