After the 1-0 loss, Jol remarked: "The close watchers know where we have come from, in terms of last year, the year before and the year before that.

"We have finished fifth twice. When you look at the Evertons and the Newcastles of this world I felt we were fine.

"Of course, there is always a next step. Other clubs like Arsenal and Chelsea will have a say in that.

"All the people who have seen me over the last three years know me. They can make a judgement. Let me get on with the job and we will be fine."

Not even confirmation that chairman Daniel Levy attended the now infamous meeting in Spain involving Ramos, Tottenham vice-chairman Paul Kemsley and club secretary John Alexander, can derail Jol from his desire to complete the job he started two seasons ago.

Levy has attempted to pass the meeting off as an investigation into the structures at Seville rather than negotiations over a job offer.

And Jol could only offer a sarcastic response.

"Yes and no," replied the Dutchman when asked whether he knew of Levy's involvement.

"It is always handy that everyone is there if you want to see a club structure and how a club works."