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Luton Town manager's desk for sale on eBay

Luton Town executive desk Image copyright Luton Town FC
Image caption The 2m (6.8ft) long desk, used by Luton Town manager David Pleat and others, has been put up for sale

Football fans are being offered the chance to buy a "piece of Luton Town history" as the manager's desk has been put up for sale on eBay.

The club said it had become "surplus to requirements" following refurbishments.

The desk was used during the "golden days" of the 1980s when David Pleat was in charge, a spokesman said.

"When you think of the managers who've sat behind it, the players who've signed contracts on it - it's unique," Ed Smith added.

The chance to buy the "executive desk", which is more than 2m (6ft 7ins) long and includes a leather writing surface, was described by the club as a "rare opportunity".

Mr Smith said sales of memorabilia and club artefacts tended to be popular with fans.

"Putting it up for sale is a bit of fun and we're sure someone will find a good home for it," he said.

The desk is expected to fetch "a few hundred pounds" on eBay, and the money will be put into club projects, Mr Smith said.

Image caption David Pleat managed the Hatters from 1978 to 1986, getting them promoted to the First Division

The League Two club, nicknamed "The Hatters", has been based at Kenilworth Road in Luton since 1905.

During the 1980s, the club was promoted from the Second Division, winning the League Cup in 1988.

John Buttle, the club's honorary life vice president, said the desk had been around for a "very long time".

"What a history it has - if only it could tell the stories!" he added.

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