Board axe for Jol, but it's only a game

Last updated at 12:34 25 October 2007

Tottenham boss Martin Jol has been axed by the board but they have kept his assistant Chris Houghton.

The under-fire Spurs manager has been left off the Spurs version of the popular board game Monopoly which is due in the club shop on Monday.

Martin Jol

He does not appear on any of the properties which have had their traditional names replaced by those of Spurs greats past and present.

Jol has been under pressure since the opening day of the season when his side lost 1-0 at Sunderland. and it is widely believed he could lose his job if they do not beat Blackburn at home on Sunday.

Now a Monopoly source has told The Sun: “The game has been produced as requested by Spurs. They sent their list of names a few weeks ago. There were a few raised eyebrows when Jol's name was left out.”

Legendary boss Bill Nicholson occupies the most expensive square of Mayfair, while flop keeper Paul Robinson is the property no one wants — Old Kent Road.

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