Meet the new coach of 'Tottenham Spurs'

Tottenham Hotspur have a new American manager, but White Hart Lane boss Andre Villas-Boas need not worry as Coach Ted Lasso is merely a fictitious character in an NBC advertising campaign.

The US TV network is using the all-American Lasso, played by comedian Jason Sudeikis, to help promote its football coverage ahead of tomorrow's Premier League kick-off.

And although Lasso's tactical knowledge is sketchy, he does trump Villas-Boas by managing to get Gareth Bale on the training pitch.