Ramos resigns from Sevilla

Juande Ramos on Friday night resigned as manager of Sevilla, the Spanish team said, clearing the way for the award-winning Spaniard to join Tottenham.

Sevilla said that Ramos had unilaterally rescinded his contract, presenting documents to this effect to senior team officials at the Sevilla stadium. The club referred to Ramos as ”the now former coach of Sevilla”.

News reports have identified Ramos as Tottenham’s new manager since the English club fired Martin Jol on Thursday, just before the English club’s 2-1 loss to Getafe in the Uefa Cup.

Ramos had a contract with Sevilla until 2008.

London’s Evening Standard newspaper said Ramos would be offered a four-and-a-half year deal worth £25-million and Jol would receive £5,2-million in compensation.

Spanish National Radio said Ramos is expected to join Spurs on Monday.

Ramos, who reportedly was courted by Spurs in August, led Sevilla to consecutive Uefa Cup titles and then qualified the club for its first European Champions League appearance. — Sapa-AP

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