Following the departure of Keith Burkinshaw after the club won the EUFA Cup, Spurs required a new manager.
The appointment was confirmed on this day that Peter Shreeves, Burkinshaw’s Assistant would take control. Shreeves had joined Spurs in 1974 as youth team manager and then reserve team manager before being appointed assistant manager in 1980.
He had the backing of the players who made the Board aware of their support for Shreeves. He appointed John Pratt as his Assistant.