It’s one thing having a string of matches where you experience bad luck, falling victim to dodgy penalty decisions and having goals incorrectly chalked off for offside. However, under Juande Ramos, it wasn’t really a case of not getting the rub of the green, but more that they served up some pretty useless performances and didn’t really look like turning the corner. Therefore, this latest report of ‘player betrayal’ doesn’t seem to have much bearing on Daniel Levy’s decision.
The Sun (who else) reports that the former Tottenham manager might have been given more time at the helm at White Hart Lane if he’d had the full backing of the players. Instead, they reckon that many squad members were unhappy with the Spaniard and it was this which meant he’s now watching daytime television and completing his 26th sudoku puzzle of the day.
A close friend of the coach revealed what has been going on at White Hart Lane during the last year.
They said: “Juande wasn’t shocked by Tottenham’s decision to fire him but he was surprised by the timing.
“He believes some of the players turned against him and that someone then spoke to the board which accelerated his sacking. That has left him feeling very betrayed.
“He accepts responsibility for what has gone wrong on his part but hoped the players would accept some blame too.”
It’s fantastic that the newspaper has the contact details of ‘close friends’ such as this, who are in no way fictitious and invented by a journalist wanting to make his ‘story’ more credible by using quotes. It remains to be seen whether Ramos will actually reveal the truth, but why let that get in the way of an average story about Tottenham!?