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George: 'No quick fix'

Posted on 29 October 2000  - 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).

George Graham has admitted: “It’s not going to be a quick fix at Spurs.”

The boss gave his response to the latest round of barracking from travelling supporters at Chelsea on Saturday.

Missing the likes of Sergei Rebrov, Sol Campbell, Oyvind Leonhardsen and Ben Thatcher through injury, we went down 3-0 at Stamford Bridge with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (2) and Gianfranco Zola on target.

Asked for his reaction to the fans, George said: “It’s not going to be a quick fix and it doesn’t matter who the manager is.

“Every manager’s job is hard at the beginning. Each job I’ve taken over I’ve only got the job because the clubs that I’ve joined were under achieving so this is no different in that respect.

“The only thing I would say is that in modern football I think once you get into the relegation zone it is very difficult, even for a big club, to get out of it quickly.

“There is more than Tottenham in that situation, there are other big clubs, packed gates every week — it will take them some time as well before they are challenging again.

“I think since I’ve joined the club we’re in healthier state than we were two years ago, without question.

“We’ve got some youngsters who are probably not ready to be blooded yet but without doubt, we’re in a healthier position now both playing wise and direction wise.

“I would like to be further down the road and you can hear the fans, their expectations are very high as well.”

To listen to George's press conference in full, click here