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Gus on Glenn

Posted on 11 June 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).

Gustavo Poyet admitted his big decision to leave Chelsea and join Spurs was made a lot easier with Glenn Hoddle at the helm at the Lane.

The Uruguayan international was unveiled as the club’s latest summer coup on Sunday having signed a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

The 33-year-old revealed at the press conference that Liverpool had been one of the clubs interested in his signature alongside a host of Europe's top teams.

But he resisted the lure of the Champions League to join Glenn’s new era at the Lane.

Gus said: “The most important part of this deal was Glenn Hoddle. When I knew that Glenn wanted me the decision to come here was easy. After that I spoke to my family, my wife and children.

“It was a really important decision and I am really happy, delighted and excited to be here.

“I’m like a 21, 22-year-old boy who has just signed a new contract at a big, big club. I need a holiday, everyone does, but I’m looking forward to the first of July to start training with my new team-mates.

“I’m also looking forward to starting training with Glenn and learning from him. I’ve just started my coaching licence in England as well and I hope learn much from him.”