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Clive's loving it!

Posted on 3 November 2003  - 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).

Clive Allen says he's loving every minute of his return to the fold at the Tottenham Hotspur training ground.

The legendary striker is back at the club in a coaching role following Colin Calderwood's departure to Northampton Town and ready to take over reserve team duties.

He has revelled in coaching the likes of Lee Barnard, John Jackson, Dean Marney, Mark Hughes and the rest of our promising underbelly of players.

Clive, always remembered for his 49-goal haul in the memorable 1986-87 season, leapt at the chance of the day-to-day involvement at the club again.

"I've enjoyed every minute of it," said Clive. "David gave me the opportunity to come back in, I had been coaching and to be back into the day to day routine is fantastic.

"I've had a great response from the lads and we've a lot of young lads here willing to learn and hopefully I can offer some help from experience and through my career in the game and they are receptive. All in all I'm loving very second of it."

So has he had the chance to show off his finishing skills? "I don't quite move as quick as I used to!" he laughed. "I've joined in occasionally when the numbers have allowed me to but my best days are over, I can assure you that!

"Hopefully now my skills are in coaching and helping these young lads."