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Martin Jol
Gender Male
Ethnic Dutch
Job Dutch Football Coach
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Club as Coach Tottenham Hotspur

2004 11 15 Retrieve

[Spurs load bullets for Gunners to fire: Tottenham 4 - 5 Arsenal] Our crowds saw legends in the past. We want to recreate a bit of our history, and that is all about attacking football

2011 11 05 Retrieve

[In November 2007, weeks after his sacking, the Dutchman wrote the preface for Martin Jol: The Inside Story, in which he discussed Tottenham’s transfer policy of acquiring youth to nurture them into stars] The club’s policy of buying players for the future was a sound one. but there are occasions when you need a bit of experience, when you need a leader in certain areas of the pitch. The truth is that I needed another Ledley King in central defence, and maybe a leader like Ledley in midfield

Perhaps my biggest regret is that King was not there for all of the time, and was not there for this season when I needed him the most. Youngsters cannot do it on their own, they need help.

I believed in the players we had but more experience would have made the difference. Look at Michael Dawson, he’s been outstanding alongside King, but looked inexperienced since Ledley’s been injured. Bale, Kaboul and Bent have that chance to prove themselves, but they really do need experience alongside them

2012 11 30 Retrieve

[Five years have passed since Martin Jol’s dismissal from the Tottenham hot seat, but the man affectionately dubbed The Godfather continues to warm the hearts of the White Hart Lane faithful] I’m not an Arsenal fan - as you well know […]

[Reflecting Jol during his official unveiling as the club’s new manager. He was quickly becoming a man of the people] All the players and I were at the memorial service and we could not help but be inspired by the values and standards that Bill Nicholson set and which we must try to regain.

The club’s policy of buying players for the future was a sound one. But there are occasions when you need a bit of experience, when you need a leader in certain areas of the pitch. I believed in the players we got, but more experience would have made the difference