FOOTBALL: GROSS: FROM GRASSHOPPER TO GOODBYE SPURS
Monday 07 September 1998
December: Responds to a 6-1 defeat at home to Chelsea by bringing Jurgen Klinsmann back to White Hart Lane. The German's contract stipulates that he cannot be dropped.
1998: February: Spurs knocked out of the FA Cup by Barnsley in the third round.
March: Public dispute with Klinsmann. "I have totally dofferent views about the way we should play," says the German.
May: Secures Premiership safety with 6-2 victory at Wimbledon in the penultimate match of the season.
June: Signs the unknown Italian defender Paolo Tramezzani from Piacenza for pounds 1.35m - his only summer signing.
August: Angry Spurs supporters protest outside White Hart Lane after second game of the season (3-0 defeat by Sheffield Wednesday). Win third game, 1-0 at Everton.
September 5: Spurs announce his departure.
Record: Premiership: Played 26; Won 9; Drawn 7; Lost 10; Goals for: 35; Against 41; Points 34. FA Cup: Played 3; Won 1; Drawn 1; Lost 1.
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