Alex Nairn started as the youth team physiotherapist at Tottenham and stayed in various roles for 13 years.
Nairn had been a player with Wealdstone, starting out as a 15 year old right back and he progressed to the first team within a year of joining the Athenian League club. There were three years as an amateur with Queens Park Rangers, during which time he won a London Midweek League title with the Hoops.
Alex did his national service with the Royal Army Ordnance Corps before returning to the non-league scene with Yewsley and Slough Town, where he captained the side for seven years from centre-half.
Having retired at 37, Alex moved onto the coaching side at Staines and was coach when they won the Anglo-Italian Cup in 1976. He progressed to Assistant manager there and then moved around the non-league scene with Kingstonian as first team coach and assistant manager at Hayes.
Beginning with the club in a part-time capacity, Alex took on a full-time role as reserve team physio in 1990 and he also became assistant kit manger in 1992. He served Tottenham in this role until July 1997, when he left to become the masseur at Chelsea in the following year.
Alex Nairn died in October 2009.