Tottenham could bring in private detectives to discover how news that Martin Jol was to be dismissed leaked out of the club before the Dutchman was told.

The Daily Mail says the move looks doomed, like so many previous media mole hunts, because proper journalists never reveal their sources. Spurs are not planning to revamp their own PR department.

They have been on damage limitation duty since directors were spotted in Seville talking to Juande Ramos before his appointment.