All I want is for Paul to seek further professional medical assistance for his addictions.

Paul Gascoigne has been under the influence of alcohol before, during and after several first-team games and training sessions. I have tried to help Paul through this difficult period but gave an undertaking to the board prior to my takeover that if Paul hit the bottle I would remove him as manager.

Paul is my childhood idol and when sober is a wonderful person.

I thought football was what he needed, but being a manager has pushed him the other way.