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Tottenham prepare for Jermain Defoe reunion as they open the door for him to finish his coaching badges at the North London after the former England striker announced his retirement. 

Defoe scored 143 goals and registered 32 assists during his long spell in N17. (Getty Images)

Defoe had two spells with Spurs throughout his career, originally joining the club from West Ham United back in 2004 and returning from Portsmouth

The now 39-year-old went on to make 362 appearances for the north London side across those two stints, scoring 143 goals. Defoe was also prolific on the international front too, netting on 20 occasions across 57 caps for England.

Jermain Defoe is Spurs’ sixth highest all-time goalscorer and the club’s most prolific scorer in Europe. (Getty Images)

On Thursday, The 39-year-old announced his retirement from playing football on his Twitter account.

Former Tottenham and England striker Jermain Defoe has officially announced his retirement as a professional footballer.

The 39-year-old  is widely recognised as one of the club’s greatest ever goalscorers and his best career spell arguably came as he fired Spurs to the Champions League in 2009-10.

Former Spurs players Ryan Mason and Ledley King are both employed as staff members at the club; Mason as first-team coach, and King as a club ambassador.