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 Posted by ESPN Staff
Aug 20, 2007

Ramos dismisses Spurs link

Sevilla coach Juande Ramos has played down reports of a meeting with Tottenham Hotspur officials.

Spurs insist they are not in negotiations for any manager to replace Martin Jol as boss, and the meeting has been explained on both sides as a private matter unrelated to potential changes at the club.

Ramos believes it may have been designed to unsettle Sevilla ahead of their Spanish Super Cup clash against Real Madrid last night.

'When we play an important game like this, news of this kind always comes out,' he said.

'I was in the hotel because a friend came who had nothing to do with football.'

Spurs crushed Derby 4-0 on Saturday to record their first win of the season but there were still concerns over Jol's future at White Hart Lane following reports in Spain of Ramos' meeting.

Prior to the victory, one bookmakers had suspended betting on Jol's departure.

'I would not have made a big bet on my situation,' said the Dutchman.

The League Managers' Association have expressed their concern at a boss being under pressure so early in the season.

Frank Clark, vice-chairman of the LMA, said: 'It strikes us as ridiculous. It's no way to run a business when you spend an awful lot of money and prepare a team for the season and there's talk about change after three league games.

'Television are obsessed with league tables after two or three games and that strikes me as utter rubbish. It doesn't help the situation at all.'

Jol has the backing of his players as well, with Steed Malbranque running to the dug-out after scoring the opener against Derby.

'We all followed him,' said Jermaine Jenas, who added a third after Malbranque had scored a second.

'We wanted to get everyone together, not just the manager, the coaching staff as well.

'People talk and create pressure, but we're a team and we stick together and that includes the manager and everyone at the club.'

The other good news for Jol is skipper Ledley King possibly returning ahead of his scheduled comeback at the end of next month, and Dimitar Berbatov's groin complaint being described as 'short term'.

In the meantime, Jol is focusing on next weekend's clash against Manchester United.

'We need the points,' he said. 'Hopefully as a manager you want time to build a team and we've got a fairly good chance.

'And nobody before me, in the last 20, 25 years did the same as me with so many points.'

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