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Spurs sign up new FD

Embattled premiership side Tottenham Hotspur have appointed a new finance director to replace Paul Viner who left following a boardroom row.

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Matthew Collecott, 35, a chartered accountant who worked for Price Waterhouse in Europe and Africa, has replace Viner with immediate effect as FD and company secretary. He also joins the board at Spurs.

Collecott was previously finance director at ENIC, an investment company which holds an almost 30% stake in the club as well as stakes in Glasgow Rangers, Swiss side FC Basel and a number of other European teams.

During his time at ENIC Collecott oversaw the group’s investments in Slavia Prague, AEK Athens and Vicenza Calcio. He is also non-executive director of ENIC.

His appointment comes at a tough time for the club, which has made a poor start to the season, and today posted a £7.1m annual loss.

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