During his career, King also had opportunities to move to bigger clubs.
"There’s nothing better than to try to propel your club to be one of the best,” King, who is now an ambassador for Spurs, told the London Evening Standard. “It is one thing to leave and play for one of the so-called best teams but, for me, the satisfaction is to improve your own team and make it the best. That’s how I feel Gareth will look at it.
“Gareth is a good guy, he’s a family kind of guy. He’s got good friends at Tottenham and I think that’s the difference from some of the other players [who left]. Hopefully, that keeps him here.
“There were little situations in my career but I was always happy at Tottenham and throughout my time as a player, I always thought they were showing signs of progressing. I felt a responsibility to push the club in the right direction and it’s a similar thing for Gareth.
“He’s happy at the club and he will see that they’re moving in the right direction. Hopefully, that will be enough to keep him.”