Spurs fire goalkeeping coach

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/images/thumbnail/ver1/r/ramos1_ap.jpg' class='caption'> Tottenham fired longtime goalkeeping coach Hans Segers on Friday, a day after dismissing manager Martin Jol.

Updated: October 28, 2007 08:07 IST
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Tottenham fired longtime goalkeeping coach Hans Segers on Friday, a day after dismissing manager Martin Jol. Speculation mounted that Sevilla coach Juande Ramos would replace Jol.

Jol and assistant Chris Hughton were fired on Thursday, but remained in charge for Tottenham's 2-1 loss to Getafe in the UEFA Cup. Their departures were officially announced after the game.

Segers was let go Friday after nine years with the club, with academy goalkeeping coach Perry Suckling taking temporary charge.

Ramos is widely expected to be appointed as Jol's replacement, with former Spurs player Gus Poyet as his assistant. Poyet is currently an assistant to Leeds manager Dennis Wise.

British media reports said Sevilla was holding an emergency meeting to decide on the future of Ramos, who has a contract with the club until 2008.

London's Evening Standard newspaper said Ramos would be offered a four-and-half year deal worth 25 million pounds and Jol would receive 5.2 million pounds in compensation.

Spanish National Radio said Ramos left Sevilla's club grounds on Friday after meeting with two board directors, without making any comment. The report said Ramos is expected to join Spurs on Monday in a four-year deal.

Ramos, who was reportedly courted by Spurs in August, led Sevilla to back-to-back UEFA Cup titles and the club is now playing in the Champions League for the first time.

Another prospective replacement, Blackburn manager Mark Hughes, said he's not interesting in the Tottenham job.

"I've seen my name a couple of times linked with it but I just view that as a reflection on the job myself and the staff are doing here, and the players are doing," Hughes said.

Blackburn plays at Tottenham on Sunday in the Premier League.

"It's an inconvenience when you're going up against the team that you're supposedly linked with," Hughes said. "You can do without that."

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