Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has admitted the club could have handled the departure of former coach Martin Jol in a better manner.
Jol was sacked after Thursday’s Uefa Cup loss to Getafe but the news was leaked before the game and spread to fans as the match went on.
Levy told the Spurs website: “Several events clearly did not happen as we all would have wished and things could have been handled differently and better.
“But the first time we met to discuss his position was after the match.
“There were no discussions prior (to the game) and there were none of the reported disagreements,” he added.
“We would not have, in any case, asked Martin to take charge of the match under those circumstances.
“Media speculation which preceded the game, inaccurately reporting Martin as having resigned, was in no way a deliberate measure by this club, in no way served our purposes and we have resented any suggestion that this was the case.
“Leaks (which are wholly unacceptable) and speculation accompanied the game and it is a sad and regrettable aspect that individuals get caught in their midst.”
Meanwhile, Sevilla president Jose Maria Del Nido says Tottenham illegally approached Juande Ramos and he plans to report them to football’s governing bodies.
Ramos was named as Martin Jol’s successor at Spurs on Saturday.
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