Ramos feels no Jol guilt

Image: Ramos: Swiftly replaced Jol at the start of the 2007/08 season

Ex-Tottenham boss Juande Ramos does not think he should be blamed for the way in which he succeeded Martin Jol.

Former Spurs boss does not want to be blamed for Spurs' decision

Dnipro boss Juande Ramos does not think he should be blamed for the way in which he succeeded Martin Jol at Tottenham. Jol was sacked as Spurs coach after a poor start to the 2007/08 campaign and was swiftly replaced by the then Sevilla tactician. Ramos met with Tottenham officials while the Dutchman was still at the helm and comes face-to-face with the man he replaced for the first time on Thursday evening when Fulham meet Dnipro in the Europa League play-off first leg. Earlier on Wednesday, Jol played down talk of animosity with Ramos, who believes the club are to blame for the controversial circumstances. "It really is not up to coaches to decide the future of their career," the Spaniard said.

Pleasant

"We're all professionals here and only clubs can make the decision of who they want to keep and who they want to send out. "Really, it is not up to us. It really is up to the clubs." Dnipro come into Thursday's match as relative unknowns in England, although they boast a host of international players including former Blackburn striker Nikola Kalinic. Much is expected of Ramos' side back in Ukraine and the former Real Madrid coach hopes to cause an upset in West London. "It's very pleasant to know that our supporters and fans expect victory from us," he said. "We hope to be able to secure the victory against Fulham and hope the game is only the beginning."

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