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Brad Friedel agrees new one-year deal with Tottenham

Updated: Monday, 09 Jun 2014 17:30 | Comments

Brad Friedel will be one of a number of new faces to join the RTÉ panel for the World Cup
Brad Friedel will be one of a number of new faces to join the RTÉ panel for the World Cup

Goalkeeper Brad Friedel has signed a new one-year deal with Tottenham.

The former United States international, who will join the RTÉ team as a panellist for the World Cup, moved to White Hart Lane from Aston Villa on a free transfer in July 2011.

The 43-year-old made just one Barclays Premier League appearance last season, but Friedel will also perform an ambassadorial role as Spurs seek to increase awareness of their brand in the US.

The club confirmed on their official website: "Brad Friedel has put pen to paper on a new one-year contract with the club, which will also see him become a club ambassador with a particular focus on our work in his native United States.

"Our goalkeeper's ambassadorial role will have a wide-ranging remit that will include greater involvement in our global coaching programme and engaging with our 30 supporters clubs from across North America as we continue to increase our global presence and bring our international fanbase closer to the club.

"Brad has enjoyed an impressive 17-year career in the Premier League to date, representing Liverpool, Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa before joining us in the summer of 2011. Capped 82 times by his country, including appearing in two World Cup finals, he has currently made a total of 67 appearances in goal for us."

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