Jose praise for Jol impact
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has paid tribute to the work done by Martin Jol.Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has paid tribute to the work done by Martin Jol at White Hart Lane.
The popular Dutchman has proven an astute choice to succeed Jacques Santini - who left after just a few months at the helm last November - and has recently put pen-to-paper on a contract extension.
Spurs have decided on a policy of recruiting young British talent and Mourinho, like many this season, predicts the North London outfit will enjoy a successful campaign.
''He's a nice guy - a good manager who has changed the team,'' Mourinho told Sky Sports News.
''They played good football last season and this season they are doing it again.
''He deserves status and a new contract. I'm pleased for him.''
Whilst Tottenham are currently awash with British youngsters, it is the signing of Dutchman Edgar Davids that has caused raised eyebrows.
Mourinho believes the combative midfielder will prove a useful addition to Spurs' ranks and that he will be able to help take the club forward.
''I think Davids is a good player that can make Tottenham a better team,'' continued Mourinho.
''He has experience and I think he can be a plus for them.
''I don't know for The Premiership, but for them, for sure, he's a good player.''