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Leeds wait for Spurs approach for Poyet

Leeds have confirmed they have not "received an approach" from Tottenham for assistant manager Gus Poyet.

The Uruguayan enjoyed a successful spell at White Hart Lane between 2001-2004 and has been linked with a return following the sacking of Martin Jol on Thursday night.

But Leeds said in a statement on the club's official website: "Despite the widespread speculation that emerged last night linking Gus Poyet with a potential role at Tottenham Hotspur within a new management team following the departure of Martin Jol, Leeds United can officially confirm we have neither received an approach from Tottenham for Poyet nor a request from him to be released from his contract with Leeds.

"Any approach from Tottenham for our assistant manager would not be welcome.

"The most important matter for everyone at Leeds United is Saturday's fixture against Millwall where we will be looking to extend our unbeaten start to the league season.

"The club will not be making any further comment at this time."

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