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Spurs legends named Club Ambassadors

Posted on 20 August 2010  - 12:00

We are delighted to formally announce Gary Mabbutt and Ossie Ardiles as official Club Ambassadors.

Spurs legends named Club Ambassadors

We are delighted to formally announce Gary Mabbutt and Ossie Ardiles as official Club Ambassadors.

The two Club legends played more than 900 games between them during their time at White Hart Lane and have long been involved with the Club, representing Spurs in the UK and around the world following their retirement from the game.

As Official Ambassadors, Gary and Ossie will now work with the Club on numerous projects including helping to increase the Club's profile overseas as well as supporting the numerous charities and stakeholder groups associated with Tottenham Hotspur.

Gary Mabbutt said, "I was always extremely proud to represent Tottenham Hotspur as captain during my time at the Lane and I am honoured to now be taking on the position of Club Ambassador. Spurs has a fantastic reputation on and off the pitch and I'm delighted and excited to be working more closely with the Club moving forward."

Ossie Ardiles added, "As both a player and former manager Tottenham Hotspur has always been extremely close to my heart, and it is a privilege to officially take on the role as an ambassador for the Club."

Ossie joined us from Huracan in 1978 after starring in Argentina's World Cup triumph that summer and he went on to enjoy further success at the Lane, where he made 311 appearances and scored 25 goals, winning the FA Cup in 1981 and the UEFA Cup in 1984. Ossie later returned to the Club as Manager in 1993 and recently joined us on our pre-season tour of the United States in an ambassadorial capacity.

'Mabbsy' also tasted glory in that UEFA Cup final of 1984 alongside Ossie after signing from Bristol Rovers in August 1982. Awarded the MBE and the winner of 16 England caps, Gary went on to make 611 appearances and scored 38 goals in 16 years at the Club and was our captain when we lifted the FA Cup in 1991.

More recently, Gary served as an ambassador for the 2010 World Cup Finals in South Africa and both are ambassadors for the England 2018 World Cup Bid.