Newcastle United Linked With Move to Make Martin Jol New Boss After Ajax Exit

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Martin Jol walks out on Ajax and sparks Newcastle speculation

Ajax confirmed tonight that their coach Martin Jol had leftby mutual consent, leading to speculation that the former Tottenham manager would fill the post at Newcastle United made vacant by the sacking of Chris Hughton, once Jol’s assistant at Spurs.

The Amsterdam club lie fourth in the Eredivisie table, five points off the leaders, PSV Eindhoven. Jol, who only took charge of Ajax in May 2009, claimed the expectations at the Amsterdam ArenA were too high.

Ajax announced on their website that former Holland defender Frank de Boer would take temporary charge until the winter break. Jol claimed the criticism the club has come in for for their stuttering form has caused unrest in the squad.

“With pain in my heart I say goodbye to this wonderful club,” Jol said. (Guardian)

Some sources suggested that Martin O’Neill was leading the betting to take the vacant Newcastle United manager’s post after Chris Hughton was axed but news that Martin Jol has surprisingly left Ajax has set tongues wagging.

The former Tottenham boss had been doing good job at the Amsterdam club, helping them to within 90 minutes of the Eredivisie title last season but Jol may well now be on his way back to the Premier League where he had a decent level of success at White Hart Lane where he led the north London club to successive fifth place finishes.

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