Watford legend Nigel Gibbs has returned to Tottenham Hotspur for an academy coaching role.

The right-back, who made his debut for the Hornets in 1983 in a UEFA Cup match against Sparta Prague, went on to make over 400 appearances for the club.

He worked at Spurs as Under-19s coach in 2016/17, before moving to Swansea and later Reading where he was assistant manager for a second time at the Madejski Stadium.

An announcement on the Tottenham website says that Gibbs has now been made assistant head of player development, where he will work with the Under-17s to Under-23s.

He has previous experience of developing younger players from his time at Watford, where he spent three years as a coach and worked with players like Ashley Young and Lloyd Doyley.

His appointment at Spurs was announced alongside former Premier League midfielders Matt Taylor and Ryan Mason.