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Glenn's family values

Posted on 5 April 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).

Glenn Hoddle explained the thinking behind Chris Hughton’s step up to first team coach and beamed "we’re going to be one big happy family".

Popular reserve team manager Chris has been promoted to work alongside Glenn and assistant manager John Gorman in a minor shake-up of the coaching staff. Theo Foley is now looking after the reserves in the short term until a replacement for Chris is identified.

"I think it is important that we had somebody within the club," said Glenn. "I know Chrissie, he’s a good coach, he’s got the respect of the players and he knows the club.

Glenn went on to hint at what is the key factor when deciding who a manager should surround himself with, saying: "I’ve played with him and I need people I can trust.

"That’s important. I need not to lose any energy and focus on my job to worry about other people — and I know Chris is going to fall straight into line with that.

"That’s going to be a big plus, he knows John, so we’re going to be one happy family."

Chris, who has overlooked the transition of a number of reserve players to first team duty this season, will be an extra pair of eyes and ears on the training ground for Glenn, who is leaving nothing to chance.

"I believe nowadays, and I think it’s been the continental way for a long time, that you need to have two coaches with you to work and plan things so that the manager then focus the tactical side, the main situations.

"To run a big club like Tottenham you need two coaches — I had it at Southampton and it worked very well."

By Richard Hubbard