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Jol points finger at Comolli

02 Nov 2007 - 08:13:22

Former Tottenham boss Martin Jol has launched a scathing attack on the club's transfer policy and suggested that sporting director Damien Comolli is to blame for his departure.

Jol was sacked last week after seeing Spurs fail to pull away from the lower reaches of the Premier League table despite investing heavily on new players during the summer.

The Dutchman presided over the combined £35million arrivals of Darren Bent, Gareth Bale, Younes Kaboul and Kevin Prince-Boateng during the summer, but has suggested that he didn't have final say on the club's selection policy.

Jol was replaced in the hot-seat by former Sevilla coach Juande Ramos last weekend.

"I felt the squad would be unbalanced with these signings and it proved to be the case," he told The Sun.

"The funny thing is the new manager will probably come to the same conclusion and the club will go out in January and buy the two players I felt we needed.

"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).

"I think the club wanted to invest in younger players because they wanted to make money on them in the future. The decisions were not being made for footballing reasons.

"I knew that in the summer and I realised my position was becoming very difficult."


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