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Juan de la Cruz Ramos Cano

Juande Ramos
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Ramos and the second or maternal family name is Cano.

Juan de la Cruz "Juande" Ramos Cano (born 25 September 1954 in Pedro Muñoz, Ciudad Real, Spain) is a Spanish former footballer and manager who is currently in charge of the Ukrainian football club Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.

Playing career

Ramos played for Elche, Alcoyano, Linares, Eldense, Alicante and Dénia as a midfielder, until he retired due to a knee injury at the age of 28.[1]

Management career


During his BLA first season with Sevilla, he won the UEFA Cup in the final against Middlesbrough, where his side won 4–0, and also winning the UEFA Super Cup, beating European champions and fellow La Liga side FC Barcelona 3–0. In the 2006–07 season, Ramos won the UEFA Cup for the second consecutive season after a 2–2 draw against RCD Espanyol, which Sevilla won 3–1 on penalties. Ramos also led Sevilla to a third place finish in La Liga in the 2006–07 season, which qualified them for the European Champions League for the 2007–08 season. He also won the Copa del Rey, beating Getafe CF and pipped La Liga title holders Real Madrid to the Spanish Super Cup.

Ramos claimed he turned down a "dizzying" offer to become Tottenham Hotspur manager in August 2007,[2] but ended speculation on his future at Sevilla, by stating in September 2007 that he would stay with the club until the end of the season.[3] However, following Tottenham Hotspur manager Martin Jol's sacking on 25 October 2007, Ramos was again tipped to become his replacement.[4] Ramos resigned as coach of Sevilla on 26 October 2007 and became Tottenham Hotspur manager the following day on a four-year deal, which was reportedly worth £6 million a year.[5]


Ramos inherited a Tottenham side falling well short of expectations as their poor defending meant they were in the relegation zone when Ramos arrived.[6] His first game in charge of Tottenham was a 2–0 win against Blackpool in the League Cup at White Hart Lane, courtesy of goals from Robbie Keane and Pascal Chimbonda. Tottenham's form under Ramos notably improved, and the side soon climbed up to the safety of mid-table in the Premier League, but Ramos' most notable accomplishments were in the cup competitions. Tottenham's UEFA Cup campaign had begun badly, with Spurs losing 2–1 at home to Getafe in the first match of the group stages, a game which proved to be former manager Martin Jol's last game in charge. However, a 2–0 win over Hapoel Tel Aviv and a comeback from 2–0 down to win 3–2 against Aalborg BK, meant that Tottenham's 1–1 draw away to Anderlecht was enough to secure second place in the group, and qualification to the knock-out stages. Spurs defeated Slavia Prague and won 1–0 against PSV Eindhoven at the Philips Stadion, but were beaten on penalties.

On 18 December 2007, Spurs travelled to the City of Manchester Stadium for their League Cup quarter-final against a Manchester City who up until that point had won every home game of the season, but despite playing with 10 men for more than 70 minutes, Ramos still masterminded a 2–0 victory for Tottenham.[7] This set up a semi-final with North London rivals Arsenal. The first leg at the Emirates Stadium ended with a 1–1 draw, but the return leg at White Hart Lane saw Tottenham emphatically win 5–1. It was Tottenham's first win in the North London derby since 1999, and the biggest win for either side in the derby since 1983.[8] It also meant Tottenham made their first appearance at the newly rebuilt Wembley Stadium against Chelsea in their first cup final since 2002. Spurs started the game at a high tempo, but fell behind to a free-kick from Didier Drogba. However a second half penalty from Dimitar Berbatov took the game to extra time, where Jonathan Woodgate scored the winner to give Spurs both their first trophy since 1999 and qualification for the 2008–09 UEFA Cup.

After a promising pre-season, the 2008–09 season saw Ramos lead Tottenham to their worst ever start to a league campaign, with the team placed bottom of the table after acquiring just two points from their opening eight matches. This eventually led to Ramos being sacked on 25 October, along with assistant manager Gus Poyet, first team coach Marcos Álvarez, and club sporting director Damien Comolli, less than 24 hours before the club's next league game with Bolton Wanderers. Harry Redknapp was announced as Ramos's immediate replacement. Tottenham went on to defeat Bolton 2–0 and register their first league win of the season.

Return to Spain

On 9 December 2008 Ramos replaced Bernd Schuster, who left Madrid by mutual accord,[9] as manager of Real Madrid taking over immediately before their UEFA Champions League match against Zenit St. Petersburg and the El Clásico derby match against FC Barcelona.[10] He managed to bring his team back to the race for the Championship after getting 52 points out of 54 possible in 18 consecutive games. However, after losing to Barcelona 2–6 at Santiago Bernabeu,[11] Madrid were defeated in 4 consecutive matches, ending 9 points behind their rivals Barcelona. His contract ended at the conclusion of the 2008–09 La Liga. He was replaced by Manuel Pellegrini in June 2009.[12]


On 10 September 2009, Ramos signed for CSKA Moscow until December 2009, replacing Brazilian manager Zico, who left for Olympiacos.[13] Ramos said of the appointment: “I have come here to help the team in the Champions League. Our target is to advance from the group stage”.[14]

On 26 October 2009, after just 47 days in charge, Ramos was relieved of his position at CSKA by mutual consent after a 3–1 defeat at Luzhniki by Russian Premier League rivals FC Moscow a day earlier, on 25 October 2009.[15][16][17] This sacking came exactly two years after his appointment at Tottenham and 1-year and 1-day since his departure from White Hart Lane.[18][19] Krylya Sovetov coach Leonid Slutsky was appointed as Ramos' replacement.[20]


On 1 October 2010, Ramos became the manager of Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, having signed a contract for four years.[21]

Managerial stats

Team Nation From To Record
Played W D L Win %
Alcoyano Spain 1992 1994 76 24 26 26 31.58
Levante Spain 1994 1995 44 23 14 7 52.27
Logroñés Spain 1995 1996 38 20 9 9 52.63
Barcelona B Spain 1996 1997 38 7 13 18 18.42
Lleida Spain 1997 1998 42 18 9 15 42.86
Rayo Vallecano Spain 1998 2001 118 44 34 40 37.29
Real Betis Spain 1 July 2001 30 June 2002 38 15 14 9 39.47
Espanyol Spain 1 July 2002 September 2002 5 0 1 4 &00.00
Málaga Spain 1 July 2003 30 June 2004 38 15 6 17 39.47
Sevilla Spain 1 July 2005 26 October 2007 133 75 28 30 56.39
Tottenham Hotspur England 27 October 2007 25 October 2008 54 21 16 17 38.89
Real Madrid Spain 9 December 2008 30 June 2009 27 18 1 8 66.67
CSKA Moscow Russia 10 September 2009 26 October 2009 9 4 1 4 44.44
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk Ukraine 1 October 2010 present 117 66 27 24 56.41
Total 777 350 199 228 45.05
As of 25 October 2013[22]



Spain CD Logroñés

Spain Rayo Vallecano

Spain Sevilla FC

England Tottenham Hotspur


See also


External links

  • BDFutbol player profile
  • BDFutbol coach profile
  • Official Website of Juande Ramos
Preceded by
Valery Gazzaev
UEFA Cup winning manager
Succeeded by
Dick Advocaat
Preceded by
Bernd Schuster
Miguel Muñoz Trophy
(shared with Marcelino)

Succeeded by
Manuel Pellegrini

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