Jol twice led Spurs to fifth-place finishes in the Premier League but was sacked in October after a stormy start to the current campaign.
The team were struggling at the bottom end of the table and Jol was working in the knowledge his employers had already spoken to Juande Ramos - his eventual successor - to gauge his interest in the manager's post.
Jol is proud of his record at White Hart Lane and believes he was not given enough time to turn the season around.
The Dutchman, writing the preface in Harry Harris' new book, 'Martin Jol, The Inside Story', said: "Call me arrogant, but I didn't think the club would find anyone better than me.
"Not even someone like Jose Mourinho could have done better than me at this club under the circumstances.
"It was easy to be champions as manager of Chelsea, but when you look at our line-up over the last two years, to finish fifth in successive seasons is something I don't believe he, or anyone else for that matter, could have managed at this club."