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Fulham boss Jol happy seeing his former Spurs kids now starring

Fulham boss Martin Jol is proud seeing some of his former Tottenham starlets now making their way in the game.

Jol's tenure is fondly remembered by the majority of Spurs supporters and his legacy continues to this day, with several signings still in the first team.

The likes of Aaron Lennon, Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Gareth Bale were brought in during the Dutchman's reign and he is proud of the progress they have made.

"They were a bit younger when I had them," he said.

"I remember Gareth Bale in his first game and his stats were unbelievable against Man United.

"After that he was a bit unlucky. He played 20 games without a win or something like that so it was a bit tricky to play him and Harry [Redknapp] probably didn't at the start.

"Later he played him all the time and was player of the year and never looked back and I feel that he is so quick and has a great left foot.

"I think they have all the talent.

"If you play the Spurs way with wide players like Lennon and Bale you are always capable of playing good football."

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