Former Tottenham midfielder Steffen Freund has been named as the club's assistant head coach under new manager Andre Villas-Boas.

Confirmation of the appointment came from the club shortly before Villas-Boas was due to give his first press conference since taking over from Harry Redknapp.

"We are delighted to announce the appointment of former player Steffen Freund as our new Assistant Head Coach," the club said in a statement.

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