Former Spurs Favourite Reveals Why He Left To Join Arsenal

The Tottenham legend who joined the enemy yet is still loved.
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The Tottenham legend who joined the enemy yet is still loved.

If you thought that this article was going to be about Sol Campbell then you’d be wrong.

Pat Jennings is 70 today and we’ve found a video in which he explains just why he made one of the most extraordinary transfers of the seventies.

A Tottenham legend who had been at the club for 13 years, Jennings was shocked when the club decided to sell him having got relegated in 1977. So hurt was the Northern Ireland international by the decision, that he decided to join arch rivals Arsenal rather than move to a side outside of the capital - Manchester United were an option.

Yet despite Jennings’ decision, Spurs fans aimed their anger at the club’s board rather than their hero. Indeed, after Jennings left Arsenal in 1985, he returned to Tottenham to see out his final season as a player before the 1986 World Cup and would later work as a goalkeeping coach at White Hart Lane.

Watch this fascinating video that explains how a Spurs legend did the unthinkable and remain adored.

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