I have no problem with Levy, insists Martin Jol

Former Tottenham manager Martin Jol insists that he has no beef with Daniel Levy – despite his infamous 2007 sacking.

Jol was fired from the Spurs hot seat after a disappointing Uefa Cup defeat to Getafe.

However, many in the game slammed the manner of the sacking with the White Hart Lane fans learning of his fate before Jol himself.

But the Dutchman claims he knew the axe was coming after Damien Comolli as director of football and insists he enjoyed his time under Levy.

He said: “I think I had a good understanding with him.

“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 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.”