Spurs try to keep Poyet sweet with assurances over his future as Newcastle tempt him away 

Tottenham have given Gustavo Poyet assurances about his future at White Hart Lane in an attempt to prevent him from going to Newcastle.

Poyet is still in the frame for the vacant post at St James' Park despite issuing a denial of any interest in the job last night and Spurs insist they have not received a formal approach. 

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Juande Ramos (left) with potential successor Gus Poyet

Present and future? Current manager Juande Ramos (left) with potential successor Gus Poyet during a Tottenham Hotspur training session

Manager Juande Ramos, whose contract still has three years left to run, doesn't want to lose Poyet and is keen to help the 40-year-old fulfil his ambitions of taking over in the future, according to the London Evening Standard

Poyet, whose family are settled in London, certainly seemed to be edging towards committing his future last night by saying: 'I'm very happy here.

'This is just speculation and it's all too easy because of my relationship with Dennis Wise.'

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