Danny Murphy has denied reports that he fell out with Martin Jol towards the end of his Tottenham career.
The midfielder fell out of favour during Jol’s time at White Hart Lane, making just seven starts in his last nineteenth months at the club, being moving to Fulham on a free transfer in 2007. Some reports suggested that Jol and Murphy’s relationship broke down – with the pair disagreeing over Jol’s team selection – but the Fulham captain has dismissed that as nonsense.
Me and Martin never fell out. Far from it. There were a lot of different factors that I didn’t talk about.
When I did get a chance there was good quality about me and I only played eight or 10 games on my best run. We had our disagreements at the time as I wanted to play and he was playing other people, but there was more to it than that.
Of course I wish it had gone better but if it had gone better then I wouldn’t have had the fantastic four years I’ve had here at Fulham. He knows my quality, he knows the way I work and I have never foreseen a problem with me and him and I don’t in the future.