Former Hearts head coach Ian Cathro has completed a move to join new Tottenham Hotspur head coach Nuno Espírito Santo’s backroom team.

Tottenham Hotspur have ended their long-running hunt for a manager with the appointment of Espírito Santo, who left fellow English Premier League side Wolves at the end of last season. Cathro worked as assistant head coach at Molineux with the Portuguese boss and he links up with him again in the same role.

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A new job. (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

Cathro’s first foray into management did not go to plan at Hearts, lasting just under eight months between 2016-17, amassing a 27% win ratio. But he has rebuilt his coaching career superbly and is now rewarded with a senior role at Tottenham Hotspur.

A club statement reads: “We can confirm the appointments of Ian Cathro, Rui Barbosa and Antonio Dias to Head Coach Nuno Espírito Santo’s coaching staff. Ian joins as Assistant Head Coach having previously worked as part of Nuno’s backroom team at Wolverhampton Wanderers, Rio Ave and Valencia.

“He also held a similar role at Newcastle United and spent time as Head Coach of Heart of Midlothian.”

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