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.”