Sugar attacked by bitter shareholders

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Alan Sugar, the Spurs chairman, came under pressure from 750 fans and shareholders at yesterday's Tottenham plc AGM.

He responded by saying he had "a good feeling" about Gerry Francis' successor as manager, the uncompromising Swiss, Christian Gross. "The discipline thing has been overplayed a little bit and we shall not be renaming our training ground Colditz," Sugar said.

Sugar did not get an easy ride, however, and among his critics was one who accused him of running Tottenham as a second-rate football club, comparing the approach unfavourably with their north London rivals, Arsenal.

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