Tottenham Hotspur hand Brad Friedel new dual-role

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Tottenham Hotspur have today confirmed that veteran goalkeeper Brad Friedel has been handed a new one-year contract extension.

The new deal will also see the US shot-stopper take on an ambassadorial role for the English Premier League club in which he will promote Spurs in his native America.

Friedel, now 43, has seen his opportunities restricted in recent times at White Hart Lane and made just one appearance for the team in the EPL last season.

But with Tottenham having recently released fellow goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, Friedel has been kept on at the club as back up to French international Hugo Lloris.

Friedel's wider role will, according to the club, "include greater involvement in our Global Coaching programme," and will apparently see the veteran spent time in the country which he represented on 82 occasions at international level.

Having also represented Liverpool, Blackburn Rovers, and Aston Villa during his career as well as Galatasaray and Columbus Crew he is certainly an ideal candidate to offer advise to youngsters looking to build a future in the game.

Meanwhile new boss Mauricio Pochettino clearly feels he can trust Friedel to step in on the field too should he be required.

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