Fulham boss Jol hits out at Tottenham expectations

Fulham boss Martin Jol has taken aim at Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.

Fulham boss Martin Jol has taken aim at Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.

Jol believes chairman Levy’s demand for a top-four finish did not match the investment in the team during his spell in North London.

Jol said: “At that time, Liverpool were still in the top four and you had Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea.

“So to tell me that we had to be in the top four was a bit too much for us.

“In the last three or four years they have spent a lot of money on the likes of Luka Modric, Van der Vaart and even Emmanuel Adebayor, which was probably unimaginable when I was there.

“We had different players then with Pascal Chimbonda, Erik Edman and Stephen Kelly and that is different to what they have now.”

Jol added: “Spurs have wanted to be in the Champions League for the last six or seven years and they won’t be pleased if they don’t achieve that this year.

“But I think they deserve to be there because they were in the top four all the time.”

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