Spurs icon Ledley King will expand his role at the club by beginning a part-time coaching role with the club's academy scholars.

King, who is currently a club ambassador, made 268 appearances for Spurs and will take his first steps into coaching with the club's Under-18s side.

Academy manager John McDermott said: "Ledley has come through the coaching training programme undertaken by a number of senior players in recent seasons, including Scott Parker, Brad Friedel and Michael Dawson.

"We are now looking for Ledley to spend 2-3 days a week assisting our Under-18 group with their on and off pitch development.”

The former captain retired at the end of the 2011/12 season after being plagued with a serious knee injury.

McDermott added: "Using senior players as role models within our Academy is a scheme we are keen to nurture and develop further."

King is currently on the club’s tour of US and Canada and is taking part in several coaching initiatives.