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Last Updated: Friday, 28 September 2007, 08:24 GMT 09:24 UK
Mourinho would do no better - Jol
Tottenham manager Martin Jol
Jol was appointed manager of Spurs on 8 November 2004
Under-pressure Spurs boss Martin Jol believes former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho could not have done a better job than him at White Hart Lane.

Mourinho was linked with Spurs after his exit from Chelsea, forcing chairman Daniel Levy to call Jol and insist there was no substance in the story.

"I have to come up with the goods, that is what I have done," said Jol, whose team are 18th in the Premier League.

"No one could've done better, I firmly believe that. Not even Mourinho."

606: DEBATE

Spurs have had a dismal start to their Premier League campaign, picking up only five points from seven games.

But Jol defended his record at the club, adding: "To be fifth for two seasons with Spurs is probably not bad, it's very good.

"There was no manager before me who did the same."

Speculation continues over Jol's position at Spurs, despite their 2-0 Carling Cup win over Middlesbrough on Wednesday, with Levy moving to deny reports that he and Jol had agreed a compensation package on Tuesday.

Jol warned the Spurs board it would be a mistake to end his tenure at White Hart Lane.

"The fans know how difficult it is if they change management again, they know you could easily go back for years," Jol told BBC Radio 5live.

"I hope people are realistic - you can get anyone in the world to come, but to do better you must finish fourth.

"The speculation isn't a nice position to be in, but I can't do anything about it.

"The continuity of the club is important and we did that here with my staff over the last couple of years.

"We won a lot of points, had nine wins in Europe and got back into Europe via the league, which probably didn't happen for 25 years or so.

"So the fans realise and they appreciate my work and that is a good feeling."

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