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Hughton's Ireland return

Posted on 4 February 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).

Chris Hughton has been confirmed as the new part-time assistant manager of the Republic of Ireland national team.

Our first team coach, capped 53 times by the Republic, takes up his position assisting recently appointed manager Brian Kerr when Scotland provide the opposition in a friendly international next week.

While delighted at his appointment, Chris was quick to point out that it will in no way compromise his work here at Tottenham.

"It is certainly something that won't affect what I do here, which will still be a full-time position.

"We have looked at it and realised that it is something that can be worked around.

"On an international week we have something like 12-14 players that are away from the training ground. So these weeks tend to be lesser training weeks because, obviously, we have less players to work with.

"It is something that will be a great honour for me to take and to do. It would also benefit the club in terms of the experience I would get from it and the international players I would see on my travels."