Former Spurs boss insists he bares no grudge with Levy

Former Tottenham boss Martin Jol insists he holds no grudge with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, despite his harsh sacking back in 2007, reports talkSPORT. 

Levy has built a reputation as one of the most ruthless chairmen in the game, as the Dutchman discovered when he found out from supporters he would be out of a job before being told by Levy himself, following a UEFA Cup defeat to Getafe.

However, Jol insists he holds no grudge and looks back on his time working at Tottenham fondly.

“I think I had a good understanding with him,” Jol said.

“We had a very good relationship. He invited me [out]. He’s more social than you think. For Tottenham he is very good chairman and I have to say, even after [my dismissal], I don’t think he liked [doing] it.

“I want to be positive in life so when I think back I’ve got good memories of him. I can tell you one thing from that night, when I went up into his office after that [Getafe] game, he said, ‘let’s call it a day’ but he also said, ‘I will look after you and your family’, and I knew exactly what he meant. That was good.

“I don’t want to be negative. He is who is. He’s a serious man and I’m a bit of the same but I can smile as well, he’s a bit different from me of course, but we had good times there.”