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Tottenham head of acamedy coach set to join Three Lions
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Tottenham head of acamedy coach set to join Three Lions

Tottenham's Head of Academy Coaching and Player Development John McDermott is set to join the Three Lions as the Football Association's new assistant technical director. 

McDermott will offer support to technical director Les Reed and have overall responsibility for England men's development teams up to Under-20 level, while working closely with senior team boss Gareth Southgate and Under 21s coach Aidy Boothroyd. 

The FA said he also "play a leadership role in the strategic direction of the technical division at St. George's Park as a world-leading performance, research and education center" when starting the role in June.

"The chance to work at the FA again is one I couldn't turn down, particularly in this role," McDermott said.

"After 15 years at Tottenham Hotspur, where I have built incredible relationships with the players and the staff, it is a wrench to leave so many really good people but this is a brilliant opportunity," he added. 

Levy on his departure 

"It has been an absolute pleasure to work with John over such a long period of time. His contribution went beyond our Academy, he has been an integral part of everything we have sought to deliver on the football side and we will all miss his enthusiasm, insight and wisdom that he brought to his role," said Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy.