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.

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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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