Spurs have released more club statements in the last week or so than most clubs do in a season, but how can you blame them when they’ve been utterly raped up the arse by the press thanks to their own inability to conduct themselves in a proper and orderly manner.
This time Tottenham vice-chairman Paul Kemsley has admitted he checked into Sevilla coach Juande Ramos’ availability and apologised for generally being a dodgy bastard,
“I am sorry about last weekend’s escapade and for the damage and upset it has caused to both Martin Jol, the club and the supporters,” Kemsley told the News of the World.
“The truth is that we never offered Martin’s job to Juande Ramos no matter what anybody thinks.
“I went to Seville for two reasons. Firstly to talk with Sevilla about the way they run their club and to discuss their model for success because that’s what I want for Tottenham – success.
“You must believe I want what’s best for the club and I think you should always talk to other people, especially successful people, to see how they have achieved so much.
“I must admit the second reason I was there was as a contingency against Martin leaving.
“I know Martin is hugely ambitious, he is always telling me that, and I know he is a coveted manager. There are a lot of teams out there who would love him in charge of their club.
“I think he is great but I’m worried he could leave. So you must have a contingency plan.
“I am not trying to force Martin out. I am 100 per cent behind him and I know Daniel Levy is 100 percent behind him too. The events of the last week might not have given that impression and I regret that.”
There really is no good reason to take anything this chap says at his word, but at least he’s trying.
Well, trying now that his other plan went pear-shaped.