The big Dutch manager was the last to find out he had been sacked when rumours swept the ground of his dismissal during a 2-1 UEFA Cup defeat to Getafe in October 2007.
Murphy, 34, said: "I think the gaffer will be looking forward to it.
"Their fans will give him a good reception as well. After all, he did a reasonable job while he was there, getting them into fifth position two seasons running. That's decent going.
"I don't remember it exactly, but I know there was a little bit of dissatisfaction about the way it was done.
"But is there ever a good way to be sacked?
"Unfortunately, sometimes these things do get out. But, overall, he can be happy with the job he did there and I think the fans will probably show their appreciation to him on Sunday.
"Well, I hope they do, because the Tottenham fans are a good bunch and they know their football."