Tottenham have confirmed that caretaker-manager David Pleat and his assistant Chris Hughton will remain in charge at White Hart Lane until the end of the season.

Director of football Pleat took over after the sacking of Glenn Hoddle earlier in the season.

In the 12 games Pleat and Hughton have been in charge, Spurs have won seven and drawn two.

“This will give the club the degree of continuity it needs until we make our most important managerial appointment,’ Chairman Daniel Levy told the club’s AGM. ‘We will make that appointment in the summer.

“We are currently competitive in the league and in both cup competitions, we have everything to play for.

“We have concluded a financial year where the business has produced a record operating profit thus enabling us to be the second largest (net) spenders in the transfer window in the summer.

“We have finished the year with a stable financial base, despite what were otherwise difficult commercial conditions.