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Spurs connection at Airdrie

Posted on 22 July 2000  - 12:00

English Barclays Premiership

Former Spurs striker Steve Archibald has taken over as the new owner of Scottish first Division side Airdrie.

Archibald assumed control on Friday, and, in a further Tottenham twist, appointed former chief executive Peter day as chairman.

The former Scottish international agreed terms with the liquidators for the purchase of the crisis club and the take-over was approved by shareholders.

Team manager Gary Mackay has been axed, and Archibald has brought in former Blackburn manager Dave Mackay as director of football and will appoint a head coach and assistant coach as soon as possible.

"It has to be a flexible arrangement," said Archibald. "Some days I might be upstairs, so I want stability on the training ground. Players need a reference point so I will be there as much as I can."

The player sold by Spurs to Barcelona is to recruit four players from Spain, but insists this is a short-term measure with future emphasis being placed on domestic youth.

Photographs courtesy of Action Images Ltd.

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