Jol pleased with squad reshaping
By Adam Marshall. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Tottenham manager Martin Jol has hailed new signings Danny Murphy and Hossam Ghaly.
Although sad to see Michael Brown depart for Fulham, the Spurs chief feels Murphy will bring creativity to his midfield and Ghaly is a bargain capture from Feyenoord.
Jol was pleased with his business during the transfer window, thinking he has covered the departures from his squad.
"I know my chairman," he told Sky Sports News. "We know what we needed.
"'Browny', at the last moment, was going to Fulham. I wasn't happy with that but he had a longer contract over there.
"I needed someone who was similar and Danny Murphy, I think, is the right man for us. Brown always did the business but he could not get in the team regularly as we have good midfielders.
"He was important for me, I would love to take him back he's a Fulham player now. He's happy with his contract and I respected that.
"We wanted Murphy from 18 months ago, maybe Charlton did it a bit better than we did, but times change. He appreciated we are a fine club with a big support and he wanted to play for us.
"He's a creative player and sees a pass. He scored against us and I rate him.
"Ghaly was a bargain. I know him, that's maybe an advantage. He's a big talent from Egypt, he's versatile and still pretty young, only 24.
"He's played maybe 40 matches in two-and-a-half seasons, which is not a lot, so I see him for the future."