Tottenham fans pay their respect to new Spurs club ambassador Michael Dawson
Spurs fans are well aware of the Englishman who captained the club in the 2012/13 as well as the 2013/14 seasons. He joined the club as a 21-year-old back in 2005 from Nottingham Forest.
Dawson then went on to make 324 appearances for the club over the next nine and a half years before leaving to join Hull City in the summer of 2014. Four years later, a move to Forest followed – which is now the last club he played for before hanging up his boots.
The club have acted quickly to name him as one of the club’s ambassadors- an impressive list which includes the likes of Dawson’s former teammate Ledley King, as well as legends such as Gary Mabbutt MBE and Ossie Ardiles.
Dawson calls it a day
The club statement lays down the roles the 37-year-old Englishman would be fulfilling at Tottenham, including interaction with fans on and off social media. An excerpt reads:
“The 37-year-old will fulfil a role that will see him support the work of the Club, its Foundation and charitable partners within the local community, have a regular presence across Club digital channels, add value to our commercial partnerships and engage with our fanbase both at home and abroad.”
His first appearance as the club ambassador will be when Spurs take on Arsenal in the Mind Series double-header later on Sunday. £5 from each match ticket of this unique series will go to Mind, UK’s leading mental health charity.
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Fans were filled with nostalgia and emotion upon the news of him retiring and were on hand to welcome him on board once again. Here are some of the best reactions as found on Twitter:
You want to talk about club legends, Daws for 9 years, bled Spurs. And let’s not forget he had Zlatan in his pocket. Absolute star.
— Steven Savile (@StevenSavile) August 6, 2021
A player that loved the club, top man happy retirement big man
— Charlotte (@Charpercy84) August 6, 2021
One of my favourite ever Tottenham players. A true leader and top defender. Happy retirement and welcome home
— Bradley (@bradpyfc) August 6, 2021
This is the content we want to see.
— Tottenham Funnies (@SpursFunnies) August 6, 2021