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Former boss honoured

Posted on 14 May 2004  - 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).

Keith Burkinshaw was, on Thursday evening, the latest club legend to be inducted into the Tottenham Hotspur Hall of Fame.

The Yorkshireman was in charge at White Hart Lane from July 1976 to June 1984 and became the club's second most successful manager - winning the FA Cup twice and the UEFA Cup, as well as reaching the League Cup final.

He was the manager who pulled off perhaps the most spectacular transfer coup of the era when Argentinean World Cup winners Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa were recruited in 1978 - and Ricky attended last night's tribute dinner at the Lane, flown in courtesy of British Airways.

John Motson played host for the evening as many of Keith's former players turned out, including Glenn Hoddle, John Duncan, Gary Stevens, Tony Galvin, Gary Brooke, Steve Perryman, John Pratt, Pat Jennings, Paul Miller, Terry Gibson, Micky Hazard and Chris Hughton.