Spurs ‘must back Ramos’

By Danny Caro, October 10, 2008

Premier League Daniel Wynne, chairman of the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters' Trust, believes that the top-flight strugglers should stick with Juande Ramos for a little longer.

Ramos was brought in to replace Martin Jol by chairman Daniel Levy and his board last October. But despite winning the Carling Cup in his first season, Spurs lie rooted to the foot of the Premier League with no wins from their first seven games.

"The supporters feel anger and disappointment," said Wynne. "It's not a position we're used to being in and everyone at the club needs to take collective responsibility.

"It would be counter-intuitive to make changes now. I think we should give him [Ramos] at least a year. The board has backed the manager and everyone needs to get behind the team."

Levy and Ramos have overseen wholesale changes at Spurs over the past few months, with the club selling their three best strikers - Dimitar Berbatov, Robbie Keane and Jermain Defoe.

Wynne said: "The Director of Football is ultimately responsible for bringing players in but once they are at the club, it is the players who are employed to do a job when they cross the white line."

Wynne is hopeful that Spurs' fortunes will improve over the coming weeks. The North London derby against Arsenal on October 29 coincides with Ramos' one-year anniversary. Wynne said: "It would be great to beat Arsenal, but I hope we clinch a couple of wins before that. Hull beat them so why can't we?"


Last updated: 2:09pm, October 10 2008