That’s the rumour doing the rounds on various Spurs message boards, the idea being that tonight’s UEFA Cup match against Getafe is Martin Jol’s last at the club and a caretaker team of existing coaches in place for Sunday’s Premier League action. With Ramos’ odds at Ladbrokes now at 5/4, there really isn’t much confidence in Jol keeping his job from any quarter of the known universe.
Sounded less likely at the start of the year with Ramos coming off two consecutive UEFA cup wins with Sevilla and entrance into the Champions League via a La Liga title chase that went down to the wire. But Juande has started this campaign, well, a lot like Martin Jol and he has been taking some serious heat for it.
If Ramos had Sevilla going from strength to strength it’s unlikely he would have given up the challenge of a La Liga title, but with the club looking out of sorts now may be the time to try something new. For those keeping count at home, Spurs may be about to change a Dutch manager who has had two very successful years but who many think has taken the club as far as he can, for a Spanish manager who has had two successful years but who many think has taken the club as far as he can.
And Gus Poyet? Really?