Juande Ramos has insisted today that he could return to the Premier League, even though his first stint in England at Tottenham Hotspur was an unmitigated disaster, and that’s putting it mildly.
Juande Ramos – wants to return to Premier league?
The former Spurs manager left England with his reputation very severely tarnished after he lasted just 12 months at White Hart Lane. And he was given money to spend and brought in some expensive players last summer, and most pundits thought Spurs would be a top side this season.
But when you get just 2 points from your first 8 league games in the Premier League, that isn’t good.
And what happened with Juande, after he was rightly sacked by Spurs before there was no hope for them, he ends up at one of the best clubs in the world, Real Madrid, and exactly how that happened is still a mystery.
Real are 10 points behind their Spanish rivals in the La Liga this season, with little chance of winning the league.
The reports back in England are that he has already turned down an offer to return to the Premier League, with an unnamed side.
Juande told the Daily Mirror today:
“My priority is with Real Madrid, but I would also like to have a clear idea about my future,”
“Just because I left Tottenham, that does not mean I cannot return to the Premier League.”
“That league still holds many challenges for me.”
But any news that Newcastle have sounded out Ramos has to be wide of the mark, and we suspect the club that may have offered him a job is Portsmouth, who are looking for a manager to replace Tony Adams.
As far as we know Newcastle are not looking for a new manager, but are simply waiting for Joe Kinnear to return to fitness, although it will be hard to stop the gossip press from linking the Tyneside club with almost every manager on the planet in the next few weeks.
That’s hardly good reading for Joe Kinnear, when he’s trying to recover from major heart surgery.