He is preparing for his first Premiership match as Head Coach - no less than Arsenal at the Lane tomorrow in a noon kick-off.
"When I was 11, Spurs were one of my favourite clubs but I can't lie and say they were my single favourite club," he said.
"It was one of the clubs that appealed to me and after I played here, against Spurs, it was the same. Maybe it was the white shirt that they share with Real Madrid and they played in the white shorts as well.
"Also, I scored a winner here once, one of only four or five goals in England but it was my second game. I can remember that. There was a terrific atmosphere as well, even though the West Stand was empty, they were to open it soon after.
"It's all those little things. When I was in Holland I thought it would be very nice to be coach of Spurs but I never thought it would happen.
"When you see this whole package of feelings, emotions and facts then you can see why I always thought Spurs were one of the biggest clubs around."
Martin Jol has talked about all the ingredients that made him like Spurs so much before joining us in the summer.