Konchesky wants to stay at Spurs
By Alex Livie. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Paul Konchesky has revealed that he wants to extend his stay at Tottenham.
The young defender has slotted in well at White Hart Lane, after joining the North Londoners from Charlton on a month's loan deal in early September.
The 22-year-old's loan has now expired, but the defensive problems at Spurs have forced caretaker manager David Pleat to try and keep Konchesky at White Hart Lane.
"I want Paul for a further loan period," said Pleat. "We are very short of cover in defence with injuries to Ledley King and Gary Doherty."
The Addicks have yet to give an answer, but the defender has urged Charlton to let him stay at Spurs.
"I want to stay at Spurs and extend the loan if it is possible," said Konchesky.
Chris Hughton, meanwhile, has revealed he will continue with his work as normal despite the uncertainly surrounding the club.
Hughton has been left in limbo following the sacking of Glenn Hoddle, but says he will continue to aid David Pleat or whoever the board bring in to lead the club.
"I am more involved than ever now because while David is caretaker manager he is still director of football as well," said Hughton.
"I am always aware that a new manager might want to make changes but I can't afford to go home and drive myself mad about it," he added. "Whatever happens, my situation is out of my hands. I've enjoyed working with each and every manager and if that continues, I will be delighted.
"But I have to go along with whatever happens."
Hughton has no plans to throw his hat into the ring to succeed Hoddle.
"At some stage I want to be a manager in my own right but at this moment in time I want to be first team coach here and assistant manager with the Republic," he concluded.