Chris Hughton wishes Darren Anderton well for the challenges that await him on leaving Spurs.
The 32-year-old midfielder departs White Hart Lane after 12 years service following his recruitment from Portsmouth back in June 1992.
Despite suffering from a number of injury problems over the years, Darren has since clocked up 364 games for the club, scoring 51 goals. Chris feels this appearance statistic has been largely overlooked by many pundits when reflecting on his time at the Lane.
"I read an article with him where he was talking about a new challenge and Darren is always someone who has had great belief in his ability," said the first team coach.
"One thing I am pleased about is that that the number of games he has played has been reported and I think some people are surprised with the amount he has. He has had periods of injury that have not done him or us any favours because he is a quality player.
"Generally, whenever Darren was fit here he was certainly in the squad and on most occasions in the team. He has picked up a few injuries along the way and it is a frustrating part of the game.
"We certainly wish him well and his conduct around here has always been very, very good. His application has been excellent and we thank him for his contribution which has been over an awful lot of games."