Former Tottenham owner Alan Sugar stokes rivalries with barbed comment on West Ham

Tottenham Hotspur's former chairman Alan Sugar smiles before the team's Premier League football match against Blackburn at White Hart Lane in London on November 23, 2008. AFP PHOTO

Former Tottenham Hotspur owner Alan Sugar has stoked rivalries with West Ham United with the two clubs to meet later this month.

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at London Stadium on September 23,...

Spurs came out on top 3-2 in the Premier League two weeks ago at the London Stadium.

And Mauricio Pochettino's side were also drawn to face their London rivals at Wembley in the last 16 of the Carabao Cup on October 25th.

Lord Sugar has been stoking the fire ahead of that match on the set of his hit TV show The Apprentice by winding up Hammers vice-chairman Karren Brady.

Karren Brady and Alan Sugar

The pair regularly exchange football banter on set and despite receiving the odd kick from Brady, it appears Sugar is winning if his comments are anything to go by, as reported by The Mirror.

“We were talking about ­something being empty on the show," Brady told The Mirror.

"And Alan said, ‘It’s as empty as West Ham’s trophy cabinet.’

"I wear a nice top and skirt and normally trainers under the table but not this time. My stiletto went bang into his ankle.”

Slaven Bilic manager of West Ham United and Mauricio Pochettino Manager of Tottenham Hotspur prior to the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at...

The Hammers have not won a major trophy since their FA Cup triumph in 1982, but were unfortunate not to add to that in the epic final of the same competition back against Liverpool back in 2006.

There is no disputing Spurs have more silverware in their trophy cabinet.

But Sugar's comments could be the perfect motivation for the Hammers to ensure they have a chance to add to said trophy cabinet by knocking the North Londoners out of the league cup in a couple of weeks.

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