Martin Jol resigned as manager of Tottenham Hotspur before taking charge of Tottenham for their 2-1 defeat in the UEFA Cup tonight at home to Getafe.
Spurs have made a very poor start to their season after finishing 5th in the last two seasons and the 3-1 defeat at St. Jamesâ€™ Park on Monday night seems to have been the defeat that was just too much to bear for the Tottenham hierarchy.
Martin Jol - sacked today as Spurs’ manager – Sevilla’s Ramos takes over next season
Spurs are third from bottom in the Premier League and have won just a single league game after spending heavily over the last 2-3 years on new players.
It is being reported that Sevilla coach Juande Ramos has agreed to become the new Tottenham manager at the start of next season, and it has been claimed the Spurs executive management met Ramos in August and offered him a dizzying package to replace the 51-year-old Dutchman at White Hart Lane.
The Times newspaper has also reported Gus Poyet, the former Tottenham and Chelsea midfield player, has been approached to become the assistant manager. During the defeat to Getafe at home tonight a group of Spurs fans actually gave vocal support to their manager singing “Stand up for Martin Jol” during the match.
Jol took charge of Spurs in November 2004, and under the Dutchman the club twice qualified for the UEFA Cup. Spurs met with Ramos in August and it seems the deal was struck then but they are not waiting to sack Jol next summer and will need to get some stand-in for the rest of the season it appears.