Martin Jol is expected to be named Tottenham’s new coach on Monday.
Sporting director Frank Arnesen is expected to appoint Jol as successor to Jacques Santini after the club’s annual general meeting on Monday afternoon.
Jol took temporary charge of Spurs for Saturday’s 3-2 loss against Charlton, and is favourite to land the post.
Arnesen refused to comment on the identity of Santini’s replacement but said: “Martin Jol is very capable.
“I know his performance over the past 15 years as head coach of different clubs. He’s a very good coach. I’m very happy to have him in this situation.”
Former Holland international Jol promised Spurs fans that he would strive to play attractive football.
“Tottenham is a big club, one of the best clubs in England,” said Jol.
“Everybody knows I was twice named coach of the year (while at RKC). You are not coach of the year if your team is only clogging and fighting and kicking.
“Frank knows my team at every level will play football, nice football. That is what I like about Tottenham. Tottenham was famous for Ossie Ardiles and Glenn Hoddle and all the names I played against.
“I always was a manager or head coach in Holland. If you ask me, one of my ambitions is to be a head coach or manager. I will wait and listen to what Frank has got to say.”
Jol received the back in midfielder Jmaie Redknapp.
He said: “If they give it to Martin I’m sure we’ll be happy because he’s a good, honest man, a winner and he’s one of the best coaches around.
“With Frank alongside him and Chris Hughton in the frame, we’ll be fine.”