Tottenham Hotspur had an up and down season where Doug Livermore and Ray Clemence stumbled the north London club to eighth in the premier league. But that summer saw the controversial CEO and former manager Terry Venables departing from the club. This meant new management came into the set up along with new manager Osvaldo Ardiles.
The Argentine manager wanted to instil an attacking philosophy at the club and a huge playing staff was churned that summer. Centre back Neil Ruddock left for Liverpool, Gordon Durie moved to Rangers in Scotland along with Steve Sedgley, Paul Allen, Andy Gray and Terry Fenwick. New manager promoted a lot of youth players and brought in Jason Dozzell from Ipswich and Kevin Scott from Newcastle.
It was a huge change in the faces that season as 19 players from the previous year’s squad left and seven players came in what was to be a season of transition.