'He'll be the good cop' - Exclusive: Robinson delivers verdict on Tottenham backroom reshuffle
Paul Robinson is over the moon for Ledley King to be joining Jose Mourinho’s backroom staff after a lot of work behind the scenes from the former Tottenham captain.
The former England number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed that the 39-year-old would be the link between the dressing room and the manager going forward.
Jose Mourinho confirmed that the former White Hart Lane favourite would replace current assistant coach Ricardo Formosinho after their 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace on Sunday.
King, who retired in 2012, made 317 appearances for the Lilywhites but his career was characterised by frequent injury problems.
Robinson, who played with the centre-half between 2004 and 2008, hailed Mourinho’s decision.
“I know Ledley has been working behind the scenes with some of the fringe players and since Jose has come in he has done more and more,” he told Football Insider.
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“I am pleased for him and the club. He is a one club man and a great guy. I have a lot of time and respect for Ledley.
“It is a natural progression for him to join the backroom staff. A wonderful role model for all of the younger players and he will have a great rapport with them. He has a great manner about him and will be that link between the manager and the players.
“Ledley led by example, not with his voice. He was very quiet but as he has got older and matured I imagine he is now able to portray himself in a way that is understood.
“He will not be giving them the hairdryer treatment. Ledley will be playing the good cop on the backroom staff.”
In other Tottenham news, Alan Hutton has told Football Insider cites behind-the-scenes issues for player’s exit.
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