Martin Jol is holding out hope of one day returning to manage Tottenham.

The Dutchman, sacked 10 days ago and replaced by Juande Ramos, is now pondering his next move, with PSV Eindhoven favourites to secure his services.

But he believes a return to Spurs, who he led to two straight fifth-placed finishes in the Barclays Premier League before as disastrous start to this season, is not out of the question.

"I'm a fighter. I still have the feeling that you never know," he said in the Sunday Times.

"I was thinking of Ottmar Hitzfeld. He left (Bayern Munich]), waited two-and-a-half years, returned. In football it's all about circumstances, opportunities.

"I realised I had to move on now and Tottenham will do fine. When I started, I said I want to have a bit of a feeling of Bill Nicholson and I was honest.

"In a couple of years I'm not sure the same people will be there (on the board)."