Ramos with Dnipropetrovsk in 2011.
|Full name||Juan de la Cruz Ramos Cano|
|Date of birth||25 September 1954|
|Place of birth||Pedro Muñoz, Spain|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
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 a free agent after not renewing his contract with the Ukrainian football club Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in May 2014.
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.
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, 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. However, following Tottenham Hotspur manager Martin Jol's sacking on 25 October 2007, Ramos was again tipped to become his replacement. 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.
Ramos inherited a Tottenham side falling well short of expectations as their poor defending meant they were in the relegation zone when Ramos arrived. 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. 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. 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 became manager of Real Madrid. He replaced Bernd Schuster, who left Madrid by mutual accord. Ramos took over as manager of Real Madrid immediately before their UEFA Champions League match against Zenit St. Petersburg and the El Clásico derby match against FC Barcelona. Ramos managed to bring Real Madrid back to the race for the Championship after achieving 52 points out of 54 possible in 18 consecutive games. However, after losing to Barcelona 2–6 at Santiago Bernabeu, 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.
On 10 September 2009, Ramos signed for CSKA Moscow until December 2009, replacing Brazilian manager Zico, who left for Olympiacos. 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”.
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. This sacking came exactly two years after his appointment at Tottenham and 1-year and 1-day since his departure from White Hart Lane. Krylya Sovetov coach Leonid Slutsky was appointed as Ramos' replacement.
On 1 October 2010, Ramos became the manager of Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, having signed a contract for four years. He left the club after the 2013–14 Ukrainian Premier League season, reportedly because of "the reluctance of his family to stay in Ukraine for a long time".
|Real Betis||1 July 2001||30 June 2002||38||15||14||9||39.47|
|Espanyol||1 July 2002||September 2002||5||0||1||4||0.00|
|Málaga||1 July 2003||30 June 2004||38||15||6||17||39.47|
|Sevilla||1 July 2005||26 October 2007||133||75||28||30||56.39|
|Tottenham Hotspur||27 October 2007||25 October 2008||54||21||16||17||38.89|
|Real Madrid||9 December 2008||30 June 2009||27||18||1||8||66.67|
|CSKA Moscow||10 September 2009||26 October 2009||9||4||1||4||44.44|
|Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk||1 October 2010||21 May 2014||133||75||30||28||56.39|
- As of 20 April 2014
- Segunda División
- Promotion (1): 1998–99
- UEFA Cup
- UEFA Super Cup
- Copa del Rey
- Winner (1): 2006–07
- Supercopa de España
- Winner (1): 2007
- (Ukrainian) Official: Ramos left the Dnipro, because they do not want to stay in Ukraine, Ukrayinska Pravda Champion (22 May 2014)
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