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Jordan joins Spurs set-up

Harry Redknapp appoints Joe Jordan to his Tottenham coaching staff a day after the the Scotsman quit his job at Portsmouth.

LONDON // The Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has made the final appointment to his coaching set-up by hiring Joe Jordan, who served under him at Portsmouth. Having left his job as first-team coach at Pompey a day earlier, the former Manchester United and AC Milan player will assume a similar role at White Hart Lane. The Scotsman, 56, will also work with assistant manager Kevin Bond, who was hired last week after working with Redknapp at Southampton and Portsmouth.

"They have managed and coached at the top level and are two individuals who are not only friends but people who I can rely on 100 per cent to do the job," said Redknapp, who replaced Juande Ramos two weeks ago. "You need people around you who you can trust and will back you and that is what I have got in Kevin and Joe." Redknapp has also recruited former Spurs players Tim Sherwood and Les Ferdinand in part-time coaching roles. "Having them around the place will be great for us," Redknapp said.

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