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Jol's praise for sidekick

Posted on 21 December 2004  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Martin Jol has praised the contribution of his right-hand man Chris Hughton since the pair teamed up in early November.

The departure of Jacques Santini saw Martin step up to Head Coach, with the long-serving Chris becoming first assistant. The Dutchman insists that having a man so steeped in the club tradition and culture alongside him, plus someone who knows English football inside-out, is vital to a successful coaching structure.

"It is always very important to have someone like Chris helping you," explained Martin. "He has been an unbelievable help to me and I never had any doubt at all that Chris was the right man.

"We are all friends here and it is all about having a good atmosphere. Chris is a terrific lad, homegrown people can be underestimated but I don't underestimate Chris.

"He is helping me in training, helping me before games, inspiring the lads and preparing as much as I do. I also have Clive Allen helping out and he is also doing a terrific job.

"I can only be pleased with them both."