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Steffen Freund handed new Spurs role as International Technical Co-ordinator

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Our favourite effervescent German will be managing our youth development interests abroad.

Pete Norton

Ever wonder what happened to the bounciest member of Tottenham's backroom staff, Steffen Freund, after Mauricio Pochettino joined the club and appointed his own assistant manager? Well, now we know.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Steffen Freund to take up role as International Technical Coordinator. Full story here - <a href="http://t.co/rDKS7uUTsJ">http://t.co/rDKS7uUTsJ</a> <a href="http://t.co/FExr0xbtyR">pic.twitter.com/FExr0xbtyR</a></p>&mdash; Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) <a href="https://twitter.com/SpursOfficial/statuses/496567174031347712">August 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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According to the Spurs Official website, this role change means that Steffen will now be responsible for:

the development of Club players on loan internationally, supporting the Club's overseas football projects, academy partnerships and, drawing on his experience with international youth coaching, the identification of future talent.

As that article states, Tottenham's expanding overseas activities means it will be useful to have a member of staff with portfolio for keeping an eye on our international partnerships and scouting networks. It also sounds like this appointment will encourage more overseas loans, which can only be a good thing.

Freund's energy and personability, as well as the bits of his CV that revolve around fostering young talent, seem to make him ideally cut out for such a broad and partially ambassadorial role. That the story necessitated it's own tweet and website post speaks to the German's popularity inside and outside the club too, so a lot of fans will be very happy we've found a new place for him in the Tottenham setup.