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Jol laughs off Spurs sack talk

Tottenham boss Martin Jol took a lighthearted approach to his situation yesterday as he discussed his job prospects.

If he is to go then he is determined to go with a fight and his spirit is a long way from being broken.

"My health under the circumstances is good," said Jol with a cheeky nudge, a wink and a glint in his eye.

"I'm still here. I'm sleeping a little less but my wife is supportive.

"If I stay up longer, she gets to stay up with me. There are always advantages, even when we're having problems!"

Amid rumours of crisis talks the Dutchman insisted he had not been summoned to speak to chairman Daniel Levy since Monday's 3-1 defeat at Newcastle, before pausing to add: "That is probably more worrying!"

Blackburn manager Mark Hughes is one of the names now closely connected with Jol's job.

There have been several since Spurs were caught chasing Sevilla's Juande Ramos in August.

"If I looked at that sort of thing, I'd go crazy," said Jol. "I'm still here. The only thing that you would be changing is it would be a different face but it would still be in the same position. Believe me."

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