Spurs pledge to help stricken legend Gazza
Tottenham have confirmed their scheme to provide support for former players will be actively working to help Paul Gascoigne and his family. The former Spurs midfielder was sectioned under the Mental Health Act after he was arrested and detained on Wednesday following claims he acted as a 'potential menace' at a hotel in Gateshead. Jonathan Adelman, chairman of the Tottenham Tribute Trust, said Spurs will do everything they can to help support 40-year-old. 'Paul holds a special place in the history of Tottenham Hotspur and it is our clear priority to look to support him and his family at this difficult time,' Adelman told the club's official website, www.tottenhamhotspur.com. 'He was a great player, not only for Spurs but also his country, and our organisation was set up by the club for the express purpose of providing help at such times. 'It is everyone's wish to see Paul well and healthy again. It will be important to determine the best form that this should take. 'Newcastle United Football Club are already in contact with Paul's family and we are liaising with them to determine what support is needed at this time. 'I know I speak for all our supporters and everyone connected with the club in wishing Paul a speedy recovery.