Former Madrid coach Capello plays down Spurs link
Former Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello has distanced himself from reports that his name had been put forward to Tottenham for the manager's position.
Spurs have been at the centre of claim and counter-claim over the future of head coach Martin Jol in recent days, denying reports that they had made an offer to Sevilla coach Juande Ramos to take over after the north London club started the season with two defeats.
Now Italian coach Capello, who led Real to the Spanish title last season, has unwittingly been linked with the post, having visited England with his son Pier Filippo for talks with representatives of the United States Soccer Federation.
'At the end of the meeting [with the USSF] I was approached by (sports lawyer) Mel Goldberg about him being my representative in England,' Capello told The Times.
'At no time did I have any contact with Tottenham and I did not come over for the Tottenham job.'
A Spurs spokesman said last night: 'We have received a couple of calls about top managers and they have been told politely in no uncertain terms that we are not about to change manager.'
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy insists Jol has his '100% support' to continue in the job.