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1997: November: Appointed Tottenham manager following the resignation of Gerry Francis. Suffers unhappy start to his spell in charge at White Hart Lane as side struggle to move away from relegation fight.

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.