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Happy Retirement.

Happy Retirement.



Steve Perryman is to retire as Exeter City's director of football.

The 66-year-old former Tottenham Hotspur captain will leave in May and end what will be a 15-year association with the League Two club.

Steve joined Exeter after it was relegated to the Conference, I recall him telling me, he had to do something in the game and by then they were his locals.

In May 2012 Steve suffered a torn aorta during the final game of the season at home to Sheffield United and was airlifted to hospital in Plymouth for emergency surgery. The stress of being a Director of Football is a silent killer.

Happily, he made a full recovery after giving just about everyone a real scare.

Inspirational former captain Steve played for us between 1969 and 1986, making a Club record 854 first team appearances in all competitions. Playing initially in midfield and latterly as part of our defence at right-back, he helped us to victory in the League Cup in 1971, UEFA Cup in 1972 and League Cup again in 1973 before leading the team to the FA Cup in 1981 and 1982 and UEFA Cup in 1984.

He was only capped once for England.

Steve made more than 850 appearances for Tottenham, but it was not until April 2012 that he and the club finally came to an accommodation that allowed him to join our Hall of legends, an honour that almost to a person not a single Tottenham fan could understand. Not too long before that I spent time with his and Jimmy Greaves manager, Terry who made me fully aware of what the issue was that laid behind this belated recognition of his services, but I was delighted when finally both the club and Terry found a way through the impasse.

I wish Steve a long and happy retirement. Finally, he can just be another fan - something which he really isn't very good at - and he knows why!



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Writer:Spursex
Date:Wednesday January 3 2018
Time: 11:00AM

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Why?
Geofspurs
03/01/2018 11:48:00
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66 and had enough, his manager of 9 or 11 years (I can't quite recall now) is being let go as soon as the owners (the fans) can make it happen - think that was the catalyst.
Spursex
03/01/2018 12:27:00
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Or, if you're asking 'why?' he won't make a good fan....that's a whole other story, which I know he'll be telling soon.. :-)
Spursex
03/01/2018 12:28:00
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Love ya Steve.

One of my favourite Spurs players of all time. I watched you at the Lane and various other grounds for your entire playing days with THFC and you were one of the most underrated of all. Not by those of us that watched you week in, week out at the Lane, I will add.

Stick on one of your old Spurs tracksuits, a pair of fluffy slippers, sit back, put your feet up and relax.

Hot Tottingham
04/01/2018 10:53:00
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