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Former Hearts boss Cathro joins Spurs coaching staff

The 34-year-old, who was Hearts manager in the 2016/17 season, will be the assistant manager at Spurs,

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Cathro: Former Hearts boss joins Tottenham Hotspur.

Former Hearts manager Ian Cathro has joined the coaching staff of English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur.

New White Hart Lane boss Nuno Espirito Santo has filled out backroom team with Rui Barbosa and Antonio Dias also joining the London club.

All three worked with Nuno at Wolves until the end of last season, and have a long association with the Portuguese manager dating back to his previous clubs.

Dundee-born Cathro, who worked with Nuno at Rio Ave and Valencia before his brief stint at Tynecastle, will serve as assistant head coach at Spurs.

Barbosa and Dias join in identical roles to those they held at Wolves – with the former to work as goalkeeping coach and the latter the fitness coach.

Nuno was confirmed as the new Tottenham boss on Wednesday, signing a deal until 2023, as the long-term successor to Jose Mourinho.

After a spell in interim charge of the first team following Mourinho’s exit, Ryan Mason has returned to his academy role as head of player development.