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Tottenham raid Recreativo Huelva for new keeper coach

Tottenham Hotspur have named a new goalkeeping coach.

35-year-old Hans Leitert has left Recreativo Huelva to become Spurs' new First Team goalkeeping coach.

The London outfit has deemed that the former Rapid Vienna, Austria Vienna, Austria U21 and Panathinaikos coach is the perfect man for the job after a long search.

A statement on the club's official website said: "We are delighted to announce the appointment of Hans Leitert to our coaching staff.

"As a player, Leitert represented his country at Under-18 and Under-21 level before a wrist injury forced him into retirement having been the youngest goalkeeper in the Austrian top-flight during his time with VfB Modling.

"Leitert, who holds a Master's degree in Sports Science, has also been invited to speak at goalkeeping lectures on behalf of UEFA."

Sporting Director Damien Comolli said: "We took a lot of care in our search for a new First Team goalkeeping coach. It is a crucial position at the Club, not only in terms of training and developing the First Team goalkeepers, but also because we have got a lot of quality and potential in goalkeepers of a younger age group - so it was a very important choice for us.

"We believe Hans will bring many qualities to the Club. He is a forward thinking coach who likes to employ new methods, a very enthusiastic individual who has lived and worked in different countries with different influences and has also worked with UEFA. He joins us with glowing references and an excellent reputation."

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