Jol: I didn't criticise Spurs

03 November 2007 12:39
Former Tottenham manager Martin Jol has hit out at reports claiming he blamed sporting director Damien Comolli for his departure. Jol was sacked last month after seeing Spurs fail to pull away from the lower reaches of the Premier League table despite investing around £35million on new players during the summer. The Dutchman was replaced in the White Hart Lane hot-seat by former Sevilla coach Juande Ramos. However, despite newspaper reports claiming he was unhappy with the club's transfer policy and in particular Comolli's part in signing new players, Jol now claims he was misquoted. "These quotes are not attributable to Martin," said a spokesman for Jol. "We believe they come from articles in Holland which in the translation from Dutch to English have been reported as coming from Martin, but they did not." Jol was quoted in Friday's newspapers as saying: "I felt the squad would be unbalanced with these signings and it proved to be the case. "When Frank Arnesen was director of football we spoke together about the players to bring to the club. "But I did not have the same relationship with the next man (Comolli)."

Source: ESA