Arbroath fans were left fearing the worst when manager Dick Campbell swapped Gayfield for the English Premier League on Tuesday night.
League One-winning Campbell was in attendance alongside Arbroath chairman Mike Caird at Tottenham’s league match against Brighton.
Although there was no sign of the bunnet which has become his trademark, the 65-year-old’s appearance at English football’s top table prompted good humoured speculation online.
Some implied the Arbroath gaffer was being courted for the Tottenham dugout after his Scottish League One heroics while others speculated he was there to sign some of Tottenham’s multi-million pound stars.
Arbroath FC put any fears their man would replace Mauricio Pochettino in the Spurs dugout to rest.
They also joined in the fun and suggested Campbell was there to beat Barcelona to £200m-rated Harry Kane’s signature and persuade him to swap Tottenham Court Road for Ladyloan.
A spokesman for Arbroath FC said: “The unofficial rumour is they are seeing if Harry Kane would fancy a loan deal next season and a crack at the Scottish Championship!”
The real reason for the Lichties away day to the new stadium in North London soon became clear.
George Rowe signed for the Lichties at the start of the 2000-01 season and stayed at Gayfield for two years, playing in 64 league matches and getting nine goals.
He now owns Megatech Projects Ltd who are Arbroath’s main sponsor and shirt sponsor.
The company was established in 2009 to introduce innovative railway platform technology into the UK market place.
George invited Campbell and Mr Caird to join him at Tottenham’s new stadium as his special guests where they were joined by former Spurs, Chelsea and Rangers defender Graham Roberts.
Campbell and Mr Caird nailed their colours firmly to the mast before the match when they were spotted waving an Arbroath scarf in the Tottenham stadium bar.
Tottenham won the match 1-0 which kept the home side and their Arbroath guests happy.