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Ehiogu handed Spurs role

Ugo Ehiogu
Ugo Ehiogu is taking his first steps into coaching. Credit: PA

Tottenham have appointed former Aston Villa and Middlesbrough defender Ugo Ehiogu as the club's new Under-21s coach.

Ehiogu, who has been working at the club's academy on a part-time basis, played 240 times in the Premier League for Villa and earned four caps for England.

The 41-year-old will be assisted by Matthew Wells, who is a former Spurs youth player and steps up from coaching the Under-15s, the club announced on their official website.

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Sandro out of Spurs tour

Brazilian midfielder Sandro has been withdrawn from Tottenham's squad for the pre-season tour of the United States and Canada because of a virus, the Barclays Premier League club confirmed.

Spurs have headed across the Atlantic for matches against Major League Soccer sides the Seattle Sounders, Toronto FC, where they should face former striker Jermain Defoe, and the Chicago Fire as new manager Mauricio Pochettino looks to assess the squad ahead of his first season at White Hart Lane.

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