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Spurs chairman Levy was ready to fire Jol

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy was all set to fire Martin Jol yesterday, it has been revealed.

The Daily Mail says Levy was forced into a humiliating climbdown last night after Ramos turned down the chance to replace Martin Jol as manager.

Levy arrived at White Hart Lane yesterday intending to fire Jol, but Ramos's decision to stay with Sevilla forced him into an embarrassing U-turn.

Instead, Levy and fellow board members spent nearly four hours locked in talks with Jol at the club's Chigwell training ground to thrash out a temporary resolution to one of the most extraordinary weeks in their 125-year history. Jol knows that vice-chairman Paul Kemsley and club secretary John Alexander flew to Seville to hold talks with Ramos and his agent at the Hotel Rey Alfonso last Friday. And he was convinced yesterday's training session would be his last as Spurs manager.

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