Juande Ramos Is a Winner
After the worst start of a Premier League season in the history of Tottenham Hotspur, Juande Ramos was tagged a failure by some media outlets.
The Spaniard spent big cash to bring the likes of Luka Modric, David Bentley, and Roman Pavlyuchenko to White Hart Lane, but only managed to grab two points in eight matches.
However, Ramos' time at Spurs was really misinterpreted. There is no denying that his stint was unsuccessful, but the reason was not his weak managerial ablities.
Unless you are a critic who only watches the Premier League (there are a lot of those), you must know that Ramos is a man to be respected.
The manager's record speaks for itself. He has won UEFA Cup twice, the UEFA Super Cup once, Spanish Super Cup once and Copa del Rey once with Sevilla.
Out of Sevilla's nine honors in the history of the team, five of them were won under Juande Ramos.
After his time at Sevilla, Ramos moved to Tottenham. It wasn't a sweet time for the Spanish manager and his record in the Premier League speaks about his miserable experience at North London.
However, the last trophy won by Tottenham before the Spaniard's arrival at White Hart Lane was the FA Cup in season 1998-'99.
Ramos won the Carling Cup after defeating Chelsea in the final of the competition during Ramos' first season in charge.
Ramos did not intend to have a revolution at White Hart Lane. He was forced to change most of the attacking players after Spurs sold their two top strikers, Dimitar Berbatov and Robbie Keane to Manchester United and Liverpool respectively.
Ramos implemented the attacking-style football that brought him success in Spain which is dependant on pace and no aggression. That doesn't work in the aggressive English game.
Some may argue that Juande Ramos is not the man Real Madrid should have hired following his disgraceful time at Tottenham.
Many world-class managers have been put in this situation. Fabio Capello was fired from Real Madrid, but his sacking did not do anything to shake his excellent reputation.
Jose Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea, but was welcomed with open arms when he arrived in Milan to become Inter's manager.
Although Mourinho and Capello have won more accolades than Juande Ramos, he never managed a big club with huge budget like Chelsea, Milan, Inter, Juventus or Real Madrid.
The Real Madrid board want to attack and play beautiful football? Sevilla played the best football in Europe under Ramos.
Time will show the true value of the new Real Madrid manager. Ramos is a winner.
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