Jol would receive £5.2m payoff if sacked by Spurs

Last updated at 10:29 05 October 2007


Martin Jol knows his future could be in the Paul Robinson's hands as Tottenham take on Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

The Dutchman was only spared the humiliation of losing the second leg of Tottenham's UEFA Cup first-round tie at Anorthosis Famagusta by Robbie Keane equaliser in the 78th minute.

Martin Jol

Jol is in serious danger of finally being sacked next week if he tastes defeat at Anfield.

Spurs are in the bottom three with just six points from eight games and the board were set to act when Aston Villa went 4-1 up at White Hart Lane on Monday, only for them to grant a stay of execution when a late fight secured a point.

But the patience of chairman Daniel Levy is running out and another loss could see the club go bottom of the league.

Jol said: "I'm used to the talk about my future, I have to cope with it. It's been going on for the last six or seven weeks."

If Jol does go Tottenham will have to pay a heavy price as the Dutchman has a clause in his contract promising him £5.2m in compensation, according to the London Evening Standard.

It was believed that Jol would receive around £4m due to the near two years left on his contract.

But it is understood a deal was struck between Jol and Spurs 18 months ago when Newcastle and Ajax were interested in him.

Tottenham inserted a clause in his contract demanding they be paid £5.2m in compensation by any club that prised the 51-year-old away.

A source close to Jol confirmed that his agent Mino Raiola ensured the package worked both ways and that he would receive the same sum should Spurs end his reign prematurely.

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