Last night was quite an odd one with how Jol’s sacking unfolded during the 2-1 defeat by Getafe. It’s typical of Tottenham Hotspur that things are always done in a dramatic fashion.
I’m glad but sad that Martin Jol has gone. He did a great job in the first two seasons finishing in fifth position twice, but this season the wheels came off and we’re now third from bottom in the Premiership, so the change had to be made.
Jol’s assistant Chris Hughton has been sacked too, which is disappointing considering the length of time he’d been with the club as a player and coach. But I wish him, and Martin too, well for the future.
Now, all the talk is that Sevilla manager Juande Ramos will be Jol’s successor. If reports and rumours are to be believed, his appointment is imminent.
Ramos is 53-years-old and has managed Alcoyano, Levante, Barcelona B, Lleida, Rayo Vallecano, Real Betis, Espanyol and Malaga.
The Pedro MuÃ±oz-born manager has won the UEFA Cup twice, he’s also won the UEFA Super Cup, Copa del Rey and the Spanish Super Cup.
Apparently the Spaniard has been learning English but isn’t fluent just yet, hence where the appointment of Gustavo Poyet as assistant comes in.
You can learn more about Ramos via his website at juanderamos.com.
Whether Ramos is the right man to become Spurs manager, only time will tell, but whoever is appointed, I will give my full support to.