Monday, 20 October 2008

Spurs Legend Mabbutt: 'The Board Are Going To Be Behind Ramos'

Tottenham Hotspur legend Gary Mabbutt has revealed that he expects Spurs manager Juande Ramos to remain in his job at White Hart Lane, despite the 2-1 defeat to Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on Sunday condemning the North London club to their worst start to a season ever.

Ramos has overseen a Tottenham side that has yet to win in the Premier League and has just two points from eight games played, but despite the reality now looming of a relegation battle for Spurs, Mabbutt believes that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will stick with the Spaniard, who replaced Martin Jol last October.

“The board are going to be behind the manager,” Mabbutt said.

However, Mabbutt is fully aware that the all is not well at the club he played for between 1982-1998, making almost 500 appearances during his time at White Hart Lane, with the former England International conceding that Tottenham are in “dire straits” at the moment.

“We are in dire straits at the moment. Two points from a possible 24 is the worst start to a season we have ever had,” Mabbutt added.

“From the game you see there were a few positives but not enough to get all the Spurs fans waking up this morning with a smile on their faces.”

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