Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy believes the club's Carling Cup success vindicates the decision to appoint Juande Ramos as manager.
Ramos was heavily linked with the manager's position at White Hart Lane as former boss Martin Jol endured a torrid start to the 2007/08 campaign.
And rumours that Spurs were lining up the Spaniard to take over from Jol finally came to an end when he was installed as boss last October.
Ramos arrived in North London with an impressive reputation - having won five trophies with Sevilla - however his appointment was marred by the manner at which Spurs appeared to undermine Jol by chasing his successor from the start of the season.
But Levy believes Sunday's Carling Cup win over Chelsea proves that the club were right to persist in their attempts to lure Ramos to London.
"We have a very good manager and he has proved it by winning the final. There was no pressure on Ramos, but this is a wonderful achievement for him and the players," Levy said in This is London.
"It is a wonderful day for the team to lift the cup. I am proud of all the team, the coaches and the fans. It's a reward for a lot of hard work we have done over the years.
"I always hoped it would come one day and we have done it. It is the best day I have had since I took over."