THE former midfielder is now focussing on his recovery and the tottenham tribute trust provideD needed assiStance.
The Tottenham Tribute Trust, together with the PFA, recently provided some assistance for our former midfielder Neil McNab who suffered a stroke last year.
Neil has been working as Director of Coaching for Chiefs Futbul Club in Atlanta, Georgia in the USA since 2008. He was at a training session when he was taken ill and he had a major stroke whilst recovering in hospital.
The Scottish midfielder joined us in 1974 from Greenock Morton and made 80 appearances in our colours scoring 3 goals before joining Bolton. He went on to play for Brighton and more famously Manchester City prior to dropping down the leagues. He moved into coaching once his playing career ended.
The focus for the McNab family is now on the recovery of our ex player who turns 61 at the beginning of June and the Tribute Trust was delighted to be able to provide some relief.
Neil’s son, Neil Jr explains, “Our first thought as a family was for Dad to just pull through. Now that he has done that, we need to think about the impact a life changing stroke has not only on him but us too in terms of what we can do to help him every day at home. Thankfully the Tottenham Tribute Trust were on hand to take some of the immediate pressure off us which allows the family to focus solely on Dad’s rehabilitation. It’s heartwarming for us to know that he is remembered so warmly at Spurs. The fact the Tribute Trust exists says so much about the caring nature at Tottenham Hotspur which means so much to us. It really made the entire family quite emotional. Thank you for everything.”
The work done by the Tottenham Tribute Trust is often carried out quietly away from the glare of the media. Its Chair, Jonathan Adelman added, “The vast majority of the assistance TTT provides remains confidential at the understandable request of our beneficiaries, so we are especially grateful to Neil’s family for allowing us to talk about the help we have been able to provide in his case. Alongside the unstinting support of the Club, we receive donations from the global Spurs fan base from Chicago and Singapore to South Wales and beyond. Every penny donated is greatly appreciated and helps us continue to help the likes of Neil in their time of need”
If you want to help the Tribute Trust to help other former players, please visit our donations pagehttp://www.tottenhamtt.org/tottenham-tribute-trust-donations/