Freund has had a huge impact on Tottenham’s success

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More than just a cheerleader at Tottenham

Date: 15th February 2013 at 5:37pm
Written by Sam Antrobus

If your assistant manager is going to get to make the back pages of the papers following a gritty cup win, they might aswell do it in style. Steffen Freund’s 90th minute cascade of fist pumping during Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-1 over Lyon last night may have gone down like a lead balloon with the French team’s backroom staff, but for supporters, it simply put the gloss on a hard-earned win. But while Lyon’s fitness coach Robert Duverne may have been understandably miffed by Freund’s slightly excessive celebrations, he shouldn’t take anything to heart. Because for Spurs’ eccentric assistant manager, showings like last night are simply par for the course. The former-German international was always something of a cult figure at White Hart Lane during his spell with the club as a player, but since he rejoined the club as Andre Villas-Boas’ assistant during the summer, his rapport ... Read More


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