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What The Papers Say: May 17-23

Posted on 23 May 2004  - 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).

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Sunday
Plenty of briefs with Ranieri, Queiroz, Hiddink and O'Neill all linked to the manager's post. Links with Carrick, Gronkjaer, Gravese, Van Bommel while going the other way, Keller to Fulham, Carr to Newcastle.

Saturday
It's all FA Cup coverage in the papers but there are a couple of briefs - Newcastle are watching Stephen Carr, according to the Independent.

Friday
The Mirror links RKC Waalwijk boss Martin Jol with the manager's position, while the Express suggests that Frank Arnesen has recommended a move for Edgar Davids who is out of contract with Juventus after spending six months on loan at Barcelona.

The Sun reports that we have first option on Leeds midfielder James Milner and the Independent also link Jol to Spurs.

Thursday
More reports and reaction to Frank Arnesen's arrival as Sporting Director.

Wednesday
Every papers goes with the appointment of Frank Arnesen and departure of David Pleat. The Mail says Martin O'Neill has snubbed us, Star links Real Madrid's Carlos Quieroz with the job.

Tuesday
The Guardian and briefs in both the Mail and Times suggest David Pleat will leave the club and PSV's Frank Arnsesen will come in as general manager. Ledley King quotes after his Euro 2004 call in the Sun and Star.

Monday
Match reports from Saturday's win at Wolves quote Robbie Keane - the general theme 'we hve to take a long, hard look at ourselves'. The Mail suggests David Pleat will leave the club this week with Martin O'Neill coming in.