Spurs part company with keeper coach

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Tottenham goalkeeping coach Hans Leitert has left the club.

The 35-year-old Austrian joined the club in the close season and has been working with error-prone Brazilian Heurelho Gomes

A statement on the club's official website,, read: "We should like to thank him for his contribution and wish him well. An announcement regarding a new appointment will be made in due course."

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has underlined his faith in Gomes and is backing the goalkeeper to bounce back from his recent blunders this weekend.

Gomes, a summer signing from PSV Eindhoven, has been guilty of a series of errors this season, with his latest costing Spurs Barclays Premier League points at Fulham last Saturday.

Redknapp has a specialist reserve in Cesar Sanchez and youngster Ben Alnwick returning from a loan spell at Carlisle, but has suggested the 27-year-old will get another chance at home to Blackburn on Sunday.

The former Portsmouth and Southampton boss explained: "He's our number one goalkeeper so he's got to do the job - we're relying on him heavily.

"I believe in him and we have to believe in him.

"Obviously he is disappointed with the weekend but his record tells you he is a world-class goalkeeper.

"He has to bounce back from that and turn in a terrific performance. I'm sure he'll do that. He's a strong character. It's up to him now."

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