This was emailed in this morning from one of Harry's long standing Hot Sauces.... sparse, but enough to give you the flavour of the scene...
"The Players absolutelty did not know before the game what was happening.
After the game Clive Allen informed the players that Martin and Chris were on their way out and that hopefully in a matter of minutes a member of the board would shortly be down to talk to the players..
Damien Commoli then walked in and was looked totally uncomfortable.
He then proceeded to inform the players what Clive Allen had already told them. Little more.
Ricardo Moniz, the skills trainer then laid into Commoli.
"I cant accept this, I cant accept this! You put the manager under too much pressure. right from the start, you and the board!"
Everyone in the dressing room was evidentally shocked by both the news and the
Commoli then told Moniz that if he wanted to talk about it, they would do it in another room.
Martin Jol then came down and hugged all the players.. the suggestion that some where standoffish ish incorrect. When it came to it all the lads were sympathetic. Of course, some had worked with BMJ for longer than others.
Yesterday, Jol and Hughton were both at Spurs Lodge and once again said their goodbyes.
(Whilst I haven't spoken to anyone who was in the room at the time, I do understand that Jol may well not be welcome back at the The Lane after giving Levy 'both barrels' after his dismissal. The word is whatever pent up emotions Jol had kept bottled up, he let go at the Tottenham chairman in a volley of abuse.)
Apparently it was very emotional and a number of the players had tears in their eyes.
A number of players also went and spoke to him on a one to one basis... including Robbie Keane and Ledley King.
King asked Jol about Commoli...Although clearly hesitant to dish the dirt ..he stated that he would never work under that type of management system again."