"I don't think he is a Ryan Giggs type of player, I think his best position will be coming from the back," Jol said.
"But he was out with an injury so that is why he couldn't play left-back and we needed somebody on the wing so that is why against Manchester United and Fulham he played on the wing. So he can do that job but it's a bit different."
Sir Alex Ferguson was interested in bringing Bale to Manchester United to team up with Giggs but conceded in January that Spurs were ahead of them in the race. Bale waited until the summer before signing for Spurs.
"It was him who decided to which club he was going," Jol said.
"If you buy players especially the young players, you've got to play them. That is very important.
"And I promised his mum as well that he would have a few starts, and we would develop him into a good player."