Enrique – Ramos A Very Good Manager

Jose Enrique knows all about Tottenham’s new manager Juande Ramos from his time in the Spanish League.


Jose Enrique – playing well for Newcastle United

It turns out the Tottenham’s Spanish manager has won six cups in the last two years with both Spurs and Seville, and Juande can certainly motivate his players.

Jose knows all about the capabilities of Juande and he is looking forward to the game on Sunday, but he also knows it will be a much tougher game that that with Fulham.

Enrique spoke to the Evening Chronicle today on Sunday’s game:

“We’re all focused on the next game with Tottenham.” “It’s a difficult game – Tottenham are a very good team and have a good manager.” “They are playing with confidence because of their new manager.”“There are a lot of good managers in Spain and, despite his success, Ramos is only an example of the good managers we have.” “He is similar to Rafa Benitez, who achieved a lot with Valencia.”

“What Rafa did there was very good, and it is the same so far for Ramos.” “At Seville and Tottenham he has won six cups in two years.”

“For me, that is the sign of a very good manager.” “They are a good team and beat Portsmouth last week.” “So this game is more difficult for us than Fulham.”

“It is difficult to move up positions in the table, but we want to win as many games as possible.” “For me, the best thing this season would be to survive and then build on that next year.”

“Anything is possible for us next year.”

Jose is coming through at Newcastle now very nicely after not getting too many games at the beginning of the season. He looks a good player and can certainly make it in the Premier League, and he also seems to have a very good character, and seems to like things at the club.

All Enrique needs is more games in the PL and so far this season he has appeared 21 times for the club, with 16 starts.

He will be even better next year, although competition for places will be heightened once Kevin brings in his 5-6 top players in the summer.

But one step at a time and we really need to get something out of the game at Tottenham on Sunday.

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far


    Mar 28, 2008 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #1

    i take it he was speaking in his geordie accent with spanish lilt again. he seems to get more confident the more games he plays and we havea young squad if we get them all improving. we could have a simalar team in 3 or 4 years with players like martins, taylor, milner, n’zogbia, enrique, carroll and a few of the reserves

  • Leo

    Mar 28, 2008 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #2

    geordie with a spanish lilt. haha… enrique is a geordie


    Mar 28, 2008 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #3

    No Jose lad, You are wrong good managers have a positive impact at any club irrespective of players and finance, As Ramos has been sacked 8 clubs in 11 and only won anything at Seville and Spurs with their money.

    Then i find it hard to see this guy as anything special, The pathetic media slag KK yet are creaming over Ramos it is sickening if any manager in England had failed with so many clubs in so few years the they would be on the scrap heap like Bryan Robson is now (Man Utds new ambassador because no clubs will touch him with a 10 ft bargepole.)

    A manager who really is doing Well is old ‘Arry Down at Portsmouth where he took them from the bottom to top and the Div1 title, Kept them in the Premiership, Left after being undermined and Returned and saved them from relegation again, Top half finish last season and could end up with a top 6 finish and an FA Cup Victory this season.

    but where is the praise for the terrific job he is doing that , Oh sorry he speaks fluent English he must be shite.


    Mar 28, 2008 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #4

    The Best Out there is easily Martin O’Neill who despite playing at the very highest level winning the English Championship and League Cup finals, European Cup finals and Captaining Northern Ireland at the World Cup, Dropped to the conference With Wycombe Winning Two promotions and two FA Trophys, Then A promotion and Two League Cups At Leicester, Then at Celtic 3 League titles, 4 Cups and A UEFA Cup Final and Now has Villa soon to be in Europe and Should Be managing one of the top 4 as he has more ability in his little finger than Grant, Wenger and Benitez
    He has done it at every level and shows that with players of less ability he can still get results, Give Ramos the Wycombe or Leicester jobs see how he does.

    I didnt even mention Fergie and plenty of other British managers who are miles better than Ramos.

  • Craig Allen

    Mar 28, 2008 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #5

    I agree with you on Martin O Neil. I rate him very highly – good motivator / empathic I watched him interacting with his players the last time we played and wished at that time we had a manager as personable and empathic ( back when the flying wardrobe was in charge 😀 )

    Also, on Redknapp, I admit I was one of his detractors when his name was thrown in the hat after the clothes-horse left but I’ve shed my blinkers a bit and will admit I judged harshly – Harry’s actually a good manager imo


    Mar 28, 2008 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #6

    Craig Allen,

    Cheers i just get annoyed when everyone says Ramos is so amazing when his record with lesser top flight and any lower league clubs is far from impressive.

    Martin O’Neill has done it with any players at any Level, the true mark of quality.

    As Has KK but i am 100% Biased LOL

  • geordie in taipei

    Mar 28, 2008 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #7

    Agreed – Martin o Neil is pure quality ! That man knows his stuff.

  • Viper

    Mar 28, 2008 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #8

    Aye. He is a good manager. I had a tenner on him to be ours after sackless, oh sorry, sou…
    However, lets not forget he’s also an in-the-closet-mackem-tramp. With a tattoo as proof!

  • newcastle are shit

    Mar 28, 2008 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #9

    so is KK.

  • Spyro

    Mar 28, 2008 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #10

    Craigg it dont matter what you say, the stats from last few years of Ramos say it all, it dont matter how many clubs he got sacked from in the past, because it is just that, THE PAST, he has clearly improved and he is a top manager now, except it…his trophies say it all


    Mar 28, 2008 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #11

    The fact is Spyro that the reason i get annoyed with Ramos is the media, They are so quick to bring up The England job to poke fun at Keegan and even the Man City job which i thought he did well.

    Yet all they say about Ramos is and i quote some arselicker commentator “He only knows how to win”

    Keegan Honours as a player:

    Winner 1972–73 League Championship
    Winner 1972–73 UEFA Cup
    Winner 1973–74 FA Cup
    Winner 1974–75 Charity Shield
    Winner 1975–76 League Championship
    Winner 1975–76 UEFA Cup
    Winner 1976–77 Charity Shield
    Winner 1976–77 League Championship
    Winner 1976–77 European Cup
    Winner 1978–79 Bundesliga title
    Winner 1983–84 Football League Second Division Promotion
    Winner World Soccer Player of the Year: 1978 & 1979

    Keegan Honours as manager:

    Winner 1992–93 Football League First Division
    Runner Up 1995–96 FA Premier League
    Runner Up 1996-97 FA Premier League
    Winner 1998–99 Football League Second Division
    Winner 2001–02 Football League First Division

    Ramos Honours as a Player:

    Ramos Honours as a manager:

    Runner-up 1995–96 Segunda División
    Runner-up 1998–99 Segunda División
    Winner UEFA Cup: 2005-06, 2006-07
    Winner UEFA Super Cup: 2006
    Winner Copa del Rey: 2006-07
    Winner Supercopa de España: 2007
    Winner Football League Cup: 2007-08

    Tell me out of those stats who only knows how to win, And one more thing it takes a good manager to win a cup & a great manager to win a league.

    As i say i dont have anything against Ramos he did great with Sevilla but the media wind me up with their lack of knowledge and give barely deserved credit to some and fail to give overdue credit to others.


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