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Carry on David?

Posted on 19 March 2001  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

<P class=MsoNormal>David Pleat says he is happy to continue from day to day in his role as caretaker manager as speculation mounts that he will be in charge for the rest of the season.<P class=MsoNormal>Our director of football took over team affairs after the sudden departure of George Graham last Friday and was back in the dugout for Saturday&rsquo&#59;s impressive 3-0 victory over Coventry City.<P class=MsoNormal>Rumours are now rife that David will take charge for the rest of the season &mdash&#59; as suggested in Monday&rsquo&#59;s <I>Evening Standard</I> &mdash&#59; and our non-executive chairman Daniel Levy has admitted: &ldquo&#59;Unless something unforeseen happens, we don&rsquo&#59;t intend to appoint anybody until the end of the season.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;We will go through a selection process that will take in candidates from Europe as well as England. What we want to do is build the long-term future of the club and we won&rsquo&#59;t rush this important decision.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>Speaking at Spurs Lodge this morning, David simply reiterated what he said in Saturday&rsquo&#59;s post-match press conference &mdash&#59; that it is very much a case of wait and see.<P class=MsoNormal>David confirmed: &ldquo&#59;I am not involved with any discussions, any approaches or meetings regarding the successor to George Graham.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;We will have to wait and see how that develops.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;All I know is that in this period I will continue to look after the group, hopefully we&rsquo&#59;ll win and continue to play well and everything else will follow and settle down.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;Obviously there are lots of things that need to be addressed.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal><I>Catch up with David&rsquo&#59;s reflections on the weekend&rsquo&#59;s events in an audio special later this evening.<P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p></I>