Ex-Swindon Town defender Matt Taylor has been appointed as Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur's Under 18s coach.

The former Portsmouth, Bolton Wanderers and West Ham United man retired at the end of the 2018-19 season having spent the final two seasons of his career at the Energy Check County Ground.

Taylor was handed a player/coach role during the 2018-19 season under Phil Brown and later Richie Wellens.

He will be joined at Tottenham's academy by former Swindon loanee and Spurs midfielder Ryan Mason, who was forced into early retirement following a nasty head injury whilst playing for Hull City back in 2017.

A statement on Tottenham Hotspur's website read: "We are pleased to announce the appointments of Matt Taylor, Ryan Mason and Nigel Gibbs to our Academy coaching team, with existing members of staff Chris Riley and Troy Archibald-Henville assuming revised roles to support the older players in the Academy.

"An experienced former midfielder, Matt has enjoyed an extensive playing career that has taken him across the Premier League and Football League structure, representing Luton Town, Portsmouth, Bolton Wanderers, West Ham United, Burnley, Northampton Town and, most recently, Swindon Town, where he served as a player-coach. The 37-year-old joins us full-time as our new Under-18s Coach."

Taylor scored 10 goals in 76 matches during his time at Swindon.