Mauricio Pochettino
Mauricio Pochettino will assemble his own backroom staff after dismissing Ferdinand and Ramsey.GettyImages

Tottenham Hotspur coaches Les Ferdinand and Chris Ramsey have left the club following the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino.

Both joined Tim Sherwood in stepping up from the club's development squad to oversee the first team last December.

But following Sherwood's departure last month the duo have been relieved of their duties as Pochettino seeks to reshape the backroom staff as he sees fit.

"Tottenham can announce that Les Ferdinand and Chris Ramsey have left the club," a statement on Tottenham's website read.

"Les returned to the club in a coaching capacity in 2008, initially working with the strikers before linking up with Tim Sherwood and Chris Ramsey coordinating the development squad and most recently working with the first team.

"As a player, Les scored 39 goals in 146 appearances in our colours between 1997 and 2003.

"Chris joined the club in 2004 working within our academy set-up, before running our under-21 side and development squad in conjunction with Tim and Les, stepping up to a first team coaching role in December.

"We should like to thank them for their contribution and wish them well for the future."

Since being named Tottenham manager Pochettino has enlisted the services of his first team coach Miguel 'Agostino, goalkeeping coach Toni Jimenez and assistant head coach Jesus Perez, all who have joined from Southampton.

The Argentine boss has however confirmed that Steffan Freund will remain part of the club's coaching staff going into the 2014/15 campaign.

In his first interview as Spurs manager last week, Pochettino eased concerns about his reputation for instilling high intensity training sessions, telling his players his methods will work towards a greater good.

"The players don't have to be afraid," Pochettino said. "Our style is demanding – sometimes too much – but we use common sense. We demand a lot from them because that is our style.

"Our philosophy is 'suffer in training so you don't suffer in the game'. But the players don't have to be afraid because we work with common sense all the time. We can only expect full commitment and a positive attitude."