Martin Jol Sacked by Spurs


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. James’ Park on Monday night seems to have been the defeat that was just too much to bear for the Tottenham hierarchy.

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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.

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27 comments so far

  • Keep Oba

    Oct 25, 2007 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #1

    I hope they get relegated

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  • ToonKing

    Oct 25, 2007 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #2

    Jaw is gone ?? And we had a major role in that ……ah that makes me feel pretty damn good i must admit ………..

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  • azza jones

    Oct 25, 2007 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #3

    I kinda feel sorry for the guy…..This is a lesson for toon fans out there. Imagine BS finished 5th two seasons in a row, just missing out on 4th one of them and we sacked him after ten games in the new season.

    Man they are one win away for mid table. Two wins behind Everton who are having an ok season! The table is so close at the moment that anyone drops some points they could slide a long way…

    That is what I call a TOTALLY UNREALISTIC EXPECTATION for those f*cked up spurs fans. Granted they had a bad start but its marginal, so many games were close with them conceeding in the last few minutes.

    Most of the blame should be on that klutz Paul Robinson. I dont know how he still england keeper. I would take Harper, Carson, James anyday over him!!!

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  • big al

    Oct 25, 2007 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #4

    so f**king glad, i didnt mind the fat pig until all that sh*t he said about how much better spurs are than us, on paper we have had a much better team than spurs in nearly every season since the premirship started, had it not been for bad injuries and managers over the last few years they would be no where near us, their fans are crap and their stadium isnt up to par to any of the top stadiums in the premiership, you will only ever be the third best team in london (chelsea/arsenal) and i can see you falling even further behind (west ham), and to think you thought you may break the top 4, your a joke, lol.

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  • leo

    Oct 25, 2007 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #5

    yeah i agree about that, robbo is a pile of poo,

    does any clever so n so know how to photoshop martin jol’s head into a trophy cabinet

    with our crest at the top???

    then send it to ed harrison would be sooo funny if that could be put up for all the spurs fans to notice on footy247.co.uk hahaha

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  • leo

    Oct 25, 2007 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #6

    to be fair the fans were singing jols praises, i guess they realise that he should have stayed and brought them through the fire, and he would have done it too… shame for them

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  • valle

    Oct 25, 2007 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #7

    Makes me remember the dreadfull treatment of the Great Sir Bobby… Not that Jol is in that class, but as so many big managers have said “this is a result business”… but damn ppl have short memories.

    When all that has been said, i must admit that the spurs fans have hit a nerve, the way that those two good seasons made them arrogant and disrespectfull towards our club when ever we discussed on the boards… So i wouldnt be that unhappy if their troubles continue, tho I might miss them in the EPL next season… ( i know u cant judge the entire fan group on the behalf of messageboards, but ist damn hard not to)

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  • Keep Oba

    Oct 26, 2007 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #8

    yea robinson is crap…but Jol can’t blame him…he could have spent some of that 16 million pounds he wasted on Bent and gotten Gordon or some other reasonable keeper. He didn’t buy enough defense and he ignored his lousy keeper problem. Yea he maybe doesnt deserve all the hate he is getting right now, but as a Newcastle fan he pissed me off, So I have nothing good to say about him anymore. Enjoy the Eredivisie Martin!

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  • adam

    Oct 26, 2007 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #9

    tottenham could be the new leeds. this whole thing reminds me of sir bobby and when he got sacked after a few great seasons.

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  • evil dick

    Oct 26, 2007 at 1:42 AM

    Comment #10

    haha @leo

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  • Jake

    Oct 26, 2007 at 1:55 AM

    Comment #11

    Hahahaha you Toon Army! you Newcastle boys are a joke. You had a big say in Martin Jol getting sacked? Too bad you don’t get a trophy for that. It’s been so long that I can’t even remember. When it comes to trophies, were not even as shit as you lot. Martin Jol pissed you off? And why, because he finished higher than you both years. Jealousy gets you nowhere in life. By the way, who’d you play in Europe today? Oh wait…

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  • Daniel

    Oct 26, 2007 at 2:09 AM

    Comment #12

    Sad to see him sacked by Spurs. I hope Graeme Souness or Ruud Gullit or even Terry Venebles will be the new Tottenham manager.

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  • Len

    Oct 26, 2007 at 2:49 AM

    Comment #13

    Third from bottom no manager for the rest of the season. This is relegation stuff from Levy & Co.

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  • ssdd

    Oct 26, 2007 at 3:25 AM

    Comment #14

    i want him to be stayed so that they will relegate next season!

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  • azza jones

    Oct 26, 2007 at 4:49 AM

    Comment #15

    I agree it does remind me of poor old Sir Bobby got the sack, which was disgraceful on our behalf, that fat f*ck Freddy Shepard. Him and Levy should both be lynched in front of our respective grounds.

    Thank God, we have Chris Mort who seems like a breath of fresh air compared to those two!

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  • indian toon

    Oct 26, 2007 at 6:16 AM

    Comment #16

    reminder that it’s never a safe job in the premier league. and why does sam keep on sayin that manager’s are driven by their fear of sack and all that..

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  • yemozone

    Oct 26, 2007 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #17

    I dont know why they waited till now before they sack him.Do u know how much the CM has spent in buying players.If it was ur club ,u would hav done the same long ago.

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  • SW

    Oct 26, 2007 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #18

    I also hope they get relegated. And I hope Jenas gets sold to Scun thorpe for a packet of crisps.

    I hate Jenas.

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  • hadrian

    Oct 26, 2007 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #19

    pathetic .
    5th two seasons in a row , bad start this season and the guys gone .
    i wouldnt like to be the next manager , you havent got much chance there really

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  • Bill f

    Oct 26, 2007 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #20

    Daniel that is not nice, to wish that on any team is a bit like a curse. However much they deserve it. I have to agree with Valle, I know quite a few Spurs fans and was speaking to one today. He wasn’t bitter about us beating them just feeling very sorry for himself. He agreed that we have gone through similar and actually was quite pleased we are doing OK at pres. There is quite a bit of good will from other supporters generally towards us so perhaps we shouldn’t be too hard on them. I have to agree that most club problems seem to stem from the hierachy bit like the government innit.

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  • Ed Harrison

    Oct 26, 2007 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #21

    Jake – grow up.
    Tottenham have done great under Jol these past 2 seasons but they’ve been very poor this season and Martin paid the price. I can assure you Newcastle fans don’t much care about what other teams do – we’re only interested in what Newcastle does – and we’re all upbeat right now because we have a great owner, an excellent chairman and the almost perfect manager in Big Sam. So talk of jealousy is a bit off the mark wouldn’t you say. I’ll not even mention you guys are 3rd bottom of the league with all those great players. Shades of Newcastle of the past.

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  • valle

    Oct 26, 2007 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #22

    Keep Oba and Yemozone… Jol didnt buy the players, Commoli did. Jol was only taking charge of the team… Furthermore he started the season in the same way as wor Bobby’s last season in charge. With a board that had undermined him and clearly stated for all to see that they wanted rid of him by talking to Ramos (remember fat fred telling the media “this will be Bobby’s last season?). Sir Alex once said he would retire at the end of the season, and even that legend of a manager felt like he lost his dressing room because the players knew that we would go soon anyway.

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  • hadrian

    Oct 26, 2007 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #23

    funny to see how all the media outlets are looking to august as the start of jols decline .
    by the time ramos had been offered the job , the damage had been done imo .
    i really cant see martin jol spending all that money on darren bent and co .
    it was obvious in the summer break jol had no control over spurs .
    the day our suits start picking the signings is a day all football fan should dread . spus wasted 40 million in the summer , and that is why jol got the sack , the 40 million spent by the board .

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  • Bill f

    Oct 26, 2007 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #24

    Hadrian very true, I can’t see any manager worth his salt valuing Bent at the ridulous amount that was spent on him. Jol wasn’t a bad manager he was under bad management.

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  • Bobby Ollox

    Oct 26, 2007 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #25

    Imagine not being able to get your players to come off the bench and play for you – thank goodness that has never happened to us – except for bellamy of course, oh and our winger Dyer, oh and Marcelino wasnt that bothered about playing very often, and bowyer would fight anyone he didnt want on the pitch..

    He was let down by arrogant players who have no hunger for the game, but we are in no position to cast the first stone there…….

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  • Keep Oba

    Oct 26, 2007 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #26

    Valle…well I would have played the backup keeper until the chairman bought me a different one. I would never want my job on the line with Robinson in goal. I am still amazed that he is even considered for England let alone be the starter.

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  • valle

    Oct 26, 2007 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #27

    Keep Oba… Im not a fan of Robbo myself, but it has been said that allot of it was down to a lack of self-esteem and u gotta say that he got support from his gaffer all the way… When that is said, Robbo wasnt that good last year neither and they finished 5th, diffenrence is that this year all his outfield players been crap too and it kinda makes u think if he lost the players when the board undermined him.

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