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Tottenham expand coaching programme into US

Tottenham Hotspur have added El Cerrito Futbol club to their growing global coaching programme aimed at supporting the development of the grassroots game in North America, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/. El Cerrito, based in California's Bay Area, will adopt the Premier League club's soccer philosophy in a deal that will see staff from Tottenham's global coaching team work in partnership with the US side throughout the season.

A similar model has already been established in Florida where Tallahassee United became Tallahassee Tottenham Hotspur in August.

Former US men's national team and current Spurs goalkeeper, Brad Friedel said: "We are delighted to announce our latest partnership with El Cerrito. Our global coaching team works across the world to develop young players and educate coaches, getting across a unique philosophy the club has always prided itself on attacking football played with style and flair.

"This programme is a real investment into the grassroots of US soccer and a fantastic opportunity for both organisations."

Manish Doshi, director of coaching and technical director at El Cerrito F.C. Spurs, added: "Tottenham Hotspur has a proven and successful model of player development, and through this partnership, El Cerrito will continue its philosophy of developing players and coaches by building self-esteem and creative abilities."

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