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By ESPN Staff

Tottenham report downturn in profits

Tottenham have suffered a drop in pre-tax profits in the year ending June 30 compared to the previous year.

Spurs announced a profit of £600,000 before tax, down from £4.9million in the year ending June 30, 2005.

Turnover increased by £3.5million to £74.1million while operating profits before football trading and depreciation dropped by £10million from £14.6million to £4.6million.

The club missed out on qualification for the Champions League preliminary rounds on the final day of last season, instead securing a place in the UEFA Cup, though any revenue generated from competing in Europe is not included in this financial period.

Revenue from sponsorship and corporate hospitality was up 10% on the previous year, with Spurs signing deals with Puma and Mansion in February and May respectively.

Chairman Daniel Levy said in a statement to the Stock Exchange: 'We have continued to develop a strong squad of players with a mix of good young talent whilst ensuring that the financial resources at our disposal are managed prudently for the long-term benefit of the club.

'We continue to generate cash and when appropriate will continue to invest in the team.

'In the FA Premier League we currently stand in 10th position which we all hope will improve as we progress through the season. I am delighted that the team has already qualified from the league stage of the UEFA Cup competition and we have qualified for the quarter-final stages of the League Cup.'