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Michael Dawson becomes club ambassador at Tottenham following his retirement

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Tottenham have announced that former player Michael Dawson will become a club ambassador following his decision to hang up his boots.

Dawson joined Spurs from Nottingham Forest in 2005 and became a key part of their defence, making 324 appearances in all competitions and becoming captain.

After leaving Spurs in 2014 for Hull, where he won promotion to the Premier League, Dawson then returned to Forest for the final chapter of his playing career.

He joins former centre-half partner Ledley King, alongside Gary Mabbutt and Ossie Ardiles in the ambassador role.

Dawson told the club website: “Spurs will always be home to me. I enjoyed the most memorable moments of my career here and the special connection I have with the club and its fans has never left me.

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“I now return here during what is such an exciting time for us – this new stadium just blows me away every time I visit and it sums up the direction the club is going in.

“Although it is impossible to replace the feeling of playing, I am so excited to begin this new chapter of my career back at Spurs and be a part of this new era.

“I’ve always looked up to Ledley from the minute I first joined and saw him play, so to be named an ambassador alongside him, and legendary Spurs names in Gary and Ossie, is a huge honour.

“I look forward to getting started in my new role and meeting as many fans as possible over the coming months.”