He is famous for his great achievements with the Sevilla club during his tenure there. In this article, we will take a look at Juande Ramos biography.
Juande Ramos, born 25 September 1954 in Pedro Muñoz, Spain, is a Spanish football coach and former footballer who played as a midfielder for some Spanish clubs. His last coaching position was at Malaga in 2016 and since then, he is unemployed.
Between 1973 and 1977, Ramos played as a midfielder with Elche CF in the Primera División. Subsequently, he played for smaller clubs from the Valencia region, CD Alcoyano, CD Eldense, Linares CF, Alicante CF and CD Dénia. When Ramos was 28 years old, a serious knee injury forced him to end his career as a football player.
After working as head coach for CD Alcoyano (1993/1994), UD Levante (1994/1995) and CD Logroñés (1995/96), Ramos was hired as head coach of FC Barcelona B for the 1996/1997 season. Under his guidance, the second team of FC Barcelona finished in nineteenth place in the Segunda División A, meaning relegation to the Segunda División B and Ramos' dismissal.
Then, from 1998 to 2001, Ramos worked for Rayo Vallecano. He won a promotion from the Segunda División to the Primera División in 1999 and made it to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Cup in 2001. In the summer of 2001, Ramos made the switch to promoted Real Betis, with whom he finished a surprising sixth place in the La Liga in the 2001/02 season, thereby allowing the Andalusian club to participate in the UEFA Cup. Ramos changed clubs again after one season at Real Betis.
He joined RCD Espanyol in August 2002 but was fired in October of the same year. Ramos was coach of Málaga CF in the 2003/04 season. In 2005, the Spaniard was assigned to Sevilla FC, which marked the start of a period of success.
The club achieved good results both nationally and internationally. Under Ramos' management, Sevilla FC finished fifth (2006) and third (2007) in the Primera División. In 2007 the Copa del Rey and the Supercopa de España were also won. The club also enjoyed European success with two UEFA Cups (2006, 2007), the UEFA Supercup (2006) and participation in the UEFAChampions League
Ramos found it the right time for a new challenge in 2007 and after his contract was terminated, he left for Tottenham Hotspur. At the English club, Ramos replaced the DutchmanMartin Jol
in October. However, on 26 October 2008, Ramos was sacked by Tottenham Hotspur, due to disappointing results.
On 9 December 2008, Ramos replaced Bernd Schuster at Real Madrid. His official debut was made one day later in a Champions League game against Zenit Saint Petersburg, a game that Real Madrid won 3-0. After his contract was expired at Real Madrid, it was not renewed and Manuel Pellegrini took his place.
Then he had two short spells at CSKA Moscow and Malaga and between 2010 and 2014, was the head coach of the Ukrainian club Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.
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Juande Ramos Bio
Full Name: Juan de la Cruz Ramos Cano
Profession: Professional Football Coach
Juande Ramos Physical Stats
Weight: 78 Kg
Height: 1.84 m
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Juande Ramos Football Information
Jersey Number: 6
Professional Debut: 1973
Juande Ramos Date of Birth and Personal Info
Date of Birth: 25 September 1954
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Birth Place: Pedro Muñoz,Spain
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His family moved toElche
when he was eight years old. He joined the Elche youth team coached by Patricio Soto at the age of twelve and became runner-up in the Spanish championship as an attacking midfielder of great quality and talent.
In the Elche youth team, coached by Serafín Sevilla, he played together with players such as Félix, Carrasco, Alarcón, Clemot and Mojíca. He was called up by the regional team which, in La Condomina, became the Spanish champions. Following his time at the youth level, he signed for Deportivo Ilicitano, where he played for two seasons.
During the 1974-1975 season, he moved to the first team of Elche C.F., which was coached by Néstor Pipo Rossi. He appeared in a total of 10 official matches. He left the Elche club in June 1977 and signed for Linares, ending his professional career at the age of 28 withAlcoyano
, because of a serious knee injury.
Following his retirement from playing football, he decided to settle in Elche, dedicating himself to other activities. Patricio Soto, Elche C.F.'s youth football coordinator, approached him and offered him the chance to coach Elche's youth team.
Following the youth team, he coached Elche's reserve team. This double experience was positive, helping him to discover his true place in the world of football. He coached Deportivo Ilicitano in the 1990-1991 season and, with the first team, he was Gustavo Silva's assistant.
During the second half of the season, he had serious disagreements with Silva and left Elche, who were relegated to 2ª B at the end of the season. He joined Alcoyano, in a bad economic situation. He performed a magnificent job that placed him in the eye of theU.D. Levante
(group champion). He went to Logroñés and was promoted to the 1st Division.
Barcelona F.C. signed him to manage their reserve team. After finishing 19th in the Segunda Division that year and being relegated to the lower division, he was fired as the head coach ofFC Barcelona B
He was signed by U.D. Lleida to lead the team in the 1997/98 Segunda Division season. His first match as Lleida coach was a disaster, as they suffered a huge 5-1 defeat against Sevilla FC, a club which he was about to achieve great success in the years to come.
Ramos also lost his second league match as head coach of the Lleida, this time it was a 0-2 home defeat against Atletico Madrid B. His first win in the club came on the 6th matchday, against CA Osasuna, which they won 2-1 at home on 10 May 1997.
Throughout the season, Juande Ramos was able to improve the team’s performances and the team finished the Segunda Division in 5th place, narrowly missing qualification to playoffs. The team had collected a total of 63 points in 42 matches. In this section of Juande Ramos biography stay tuned as we want to share some information about his coaching career with Rayo.
The Ruiz Mateos family hired him atRayo Vallecano
for the 1998/99 season. He started his Rayo career with a 1-1 draw against Osasuna at home. In fact, his first 5 league matches as head coach of Rayo Vallecano were all ties and it was finally on 10 March 1998 that Rayo was able to defeat the Eibar team 1-2.
Their first defeat of the season came on the 8th matchday when they were defeated 3-0 by UD Las Palmas. Juande Ramos finished the Segunda Division with Rayo Vallecano in 5th place, same as the last season, but since Atletico Madrid came in 2nd place and they were not allowed to be promoted to La Liga, Rayo qualified for the playoffs.
On 27 July 1999, Rayo Vallecano won their first match against CF Extremadura with a score of 0-2. Three days later, they were able to clinch another 2-0 win against them, thanks to two goals from Bolo and Tiago, which sealed their promotion to La Liga.
After being promoted to the highest division of Spain, Juande Ramos made his La Liga debut with a surprising 0-2 away win against Atletico Madrid. This was followed by a 2-1 win against RCD Mallorca a week later. In fact, Juande Ramos was able to win six of his first eight matches in La Liga with Rayo Vallecano. However, their honeymoon in the La Liga ended on 6 November 1999, with a 2-3 defeat against Real Madrid.
After that match, they experienced another three consecutive defeats against CD Numancia, Athletic Bilbao and Deportivo de La Coruña. Rayo and Juande Ramos finished their first season in La Liga in a respectable 9th place, with 52 points in 38 matches. In Copa del Rey, they were knocked out by Atletico Madrid by away goals rule. They also qualified for the UEFA Cup for the first time in the club’s history.
The 2000/01 season started for Rayo Vallecano and Juande Ramos with a great 1-5 away win against Villarreal CF, a match that saw Luis Cembranos score a brace for the team. Four days later, they played against Norwegian club Molde FK in the first round of the UEFA Cup, which ended 0-1 for Rayo.
In the second leg of the UEFA Cup first round, they managed to get a 1-1 draw at home and thus advance to the second round of the UEFA Cup. That season, Juande Ramos had put together a great team and they were undefeated in their first nine matches of the season, before losing 0-1 against Deportivo Alavés in the 7th matchday of La Liga.
In the second round of the UEFA Cup, Rayo had to play Danish side Viborg FF, and they were advanced to the next round by away goals rule after finishing 2-2 on aggregate. In the third round, they managed to clinch a 2-0 win against the Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow and made it to the Round of 16.
During the second half of the season, the team’s performances, especially in the La Liga were declined and after the last league match which they lost 1-0 against Las Palmas, the club finished in 14th place, which was nowhere near their last season’s 9th place.
In UEFA Cup, after winning 6-2 against FC Girondins Bordeaux on aggregate, they were eliminated in the quarterfinals, by Deportivo Alavés. In Copa del Rey, they lost 4-2 on aggregate to Atletico Madrid and were out in the last 16.
On 26 June 2001, it was announced that Juande Ramos had reached an agreement with the board ofReal Betis
, to become the head coach of the club in the following season. At the time of signing, Juande Ramos expressed his satisfaction at having committed himself to Betis, highlighting that "it is a club that any coach is excited about, because of the fans, the city and everything that is behind it".
In 2001/02, which was his first season at the helm of Real Betis, he had a flying start in the league, with 5 wins in the first 7 matches, including a 3-1 win against Real Madrid at home. Between 13 January and 7 April 2002, they went on an unbeaten run in La Liga, finally losing to CD Tenerife in the 34th matchday.
That season, they finished 6th in the La Liga table and thus qualified for the UEFA Cup next season. In the Copa del Rey, however they had a disappointing performance, lost 4-1 in the extra time against AD Ceuta. At the end of the season, Juande Ramos decided to leave Betis and joinEspanyol
Before the start of the 2002/03 season, Juande Ramos was introduced as the new head coach of the Espanyol team. However, with a bad start to the season, when the club was last in the La Liga table after five matches, the board of directors of the club decided to sack him from his position as the head coach of Espanyol.
His dismissal was decided after midnight, before their sixth league match. At the time of going to press, there was a meeting between the coach and the club's president, Daniel Sánchez Llibre. Juande, tired of the situation he was living in Montjuïc, finally exploded. He attacked the board of directors and the club's general manager, José Luis Marcó.
"My relationship with Ruiz Mateos was excellent; it was similar with Lopera, but with this board, there has been a lack of understanding," he declared in the morning, arguing that if he was sacked, "it won't be because of sporting issues, but because I haven't compromised with many things that they wanted to impose on me".
Juande clarified that he has had "an excellent relationship" with the players and outlined the latest disagreements that he and Marcó have had over the issue of the players who have been left out of the squad. Juande did not count on midfielder Alex Fernández and strikers Martín Posse and Óscar García, and he informed the Espanyol general manager of this.
"I said that I wasn't interested in them from a sporting point of view. I can give advice, say whether I think they're good or bad, but I can't kick them out or accept that they train at a different time to the rest of the squad", explained Juande, who wanted to make it clear that the idea of removing them from the team came from the general manager and not from the coaching staff.
Coach Juande Ramos has reached an agreement withMálaga
to manage the Andalusian club for the 2003/04 season, replacing Joaquín Peiró. Ramos was about to lead the new cycle of the Blue and Whites, who, in the face of the economic crisis affecting Spanish football, had decided to invest in the youth players. The man from La Mancha has signed a contract for a single season at the time.
On 30 August 2003, Ramos took charge of his team for the first time in a 0-0 draw against Villarreal CF. After losing the next three league matches against Real Valladolid CF, Valencia CF and Real Madrid, they finally managed to win their first La Liga match against Espanyol (1-2) on the fifth matchday.
Between 4 January and 8 February 2004, Juande Ramos’ team lost six consecutive La Liga matches before they managed to get back on their winning days with a crushing 5-2 win against Espanyol, his last team. Malaga finished in 10th place at the end of the season, with 51 points collected in 38 matches. He left the club after the end of the season.
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After sitting out for a season, Sevilla hired Juande Ramos as a coach for the 2005-2006 season, with an option for one more, depending on the objectives achieved by the team. Thus, Sevilla closed the search for a coach that began after breaking off renewal negotiations with Joaquín Caparrós, who led the team for the last five seasons.
Juande's signing marked his return to Seville, the city that saw him work in the Betis dugout in the 2001-2002 season. Juande took charge of Sevilla alongside Antonio Álvarez, the club's coach who had been assistant coach to the first team for the last seven years.
On 28 August 2005, he sat on the Sevilla bench for the first time, winning 1-0 against Racing Santander. Two weeks later, they had a goalless draw against the German club 1.FSV Mainz 05 in the first round of the UEFA Cup. Their first defeat of the season came three days later as they suffered a 1-0 defeat away against Osasuna.
In the UEFA Cup first round second leg, Sevilla and Ramos managed to clinch a 0-2 away win to make it to the group stage of the UEFA Cup, where they were drawn with Zenit St. Petersburg, Bolton Wanderers, Besiktas JK and Vitória Guimarães SC in the Group H.
Between 29 September and 19 November 2005, they were on an unbeaten run in all competitions. In UEFA Cup, Sevilla managed to finish first in their group with 7 points in 4 matches and thus qualify for the next round, where they won 3-0 on aggregate against Lokomotiv Moscow.
In the Round of 16, they had to play against the French club LOSC Lille, where they lost 1-0 to the French team at Stade de France. Six days later at Ramón Sánchez Pizjuan, Sevilla managed to clinch a 2-0 win, with goals from Frédéric Kanouté and Luís Fabiano, and thus qualified for the quarterfinals.
In the quarterfinals of the UEFA Cup, they had to play against Zenit St. Petersburg, a club which they had faced early in the group stage of the competition. On 30 May 2006, they were able to win 4-1 against the Russian team, with a brace from the Argentinian starJavier Saviola
. In the second leg match, they got a 1-1 draw and were advanced to the semifinals.
In the first leg of the semifinal match against FC Schalke 04, they managed to get a goalless draw, thus increasing their chance of progressing to the final. A week later, they clinched a 1-0 win against the Germans and the Sevilla team and Juande Ramos were in the UEFA Cup final.
The final match was to be played in Phillips Stadion in Eindhoven on 10 May 2006, against the English side Middlesbrough, which made it to the final by eliminating Steaua Bukarest. Sevilla made a flying start to the match in the 27th minute, when the Brazilian Dani Alves gave the assist of the first goal of the match to Luís Fabiano, who scored with a beautiful header.
As Steve McLaren and his team were trying to change the course of the match, they had to break the impressive defensive line of the Sevilla team, which was consisted of Dani Alves, Javi Navarro, Julien Escudé and the David Castedo, which they failed to do so. Enzo Maresca scored the second goal of the match in the 78th minute, before scoring another one, six minutes later.
Frédéric Kanouté’s 89th-minute goal was the last nail on Middlesbrough’ coffin as they lost the match heavily. It was the first European success for the Sevilla team, which Juande Ramos managed to bring and thus establish himself as one of the heroes of the club.
That season, Sevilla finished fifth in La Liga with 68 points in 38 matches. In 2006, he was nominated for the IFFHS coach of the year award and Sevilla FC was chosen by the IFFHS as the best team in the world that year and the year after.
The 2006/07 season was even better for Juande Ramos as the head coach of the Sevilla team. On 25 August 2006, he managed to win the UEFA Super Cup with a 3-0 victory against Barcelona. Four days later, Sevilla started their new La Liga campaign with a convincing 4-0 win against Levante UD.
That season, Sevilla had a perfect La Liga season, which was marked by some good wins against Barcelona and Real Madrid and in the end, the club managed to finish third in the league, with 71 points in 38 matches, just 5 points short of the Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona.
In Copa del Rey, they advanced from the fourth round by a 4-0 win against Gimnástica Segoviana CF on aggregate, to play against his previous club Rayo Vallecano in the last 16. After two matches, Sevilla advanced to the next round with a 3-1 win. In the quarter-final, they managed to eliminate another Juande Ramos previous team, which was Real Betis this time.
The semifinal’s first leg was played on 18 April 2007, where Sevilla won 0-3 against Deportivo de La Coruña, before sealing their place in the Copa del Rey final with another 2-0 win at home. In the final match they played against Getafe at Santiago Bernabéu, which finished 1-0 thanks to a goal from Frédéric Kanouté, and Juande Ramos won his first Copa del Rey.
In the 2006/07 UEFA Cup, Sevilla managed to heavily defeat the Greek Atromitos Athen team with an aggregate score of 6-1 to advance to the group stage, where they were drawn against the likes of AZ Alkmaar, SC Braga, FC Slovan Liberec and Grasshopper Club Zurich. They finished second in their group and advanced to the next round, where they beat Steaua Bukarest and made it to the last 16.
Just like the previous season, Sevilla was able to reach the final after eliminating Shakhtar Donetsk, Tottenham Hotspur and CA Osasuna. At the final, they had to face RCD Espanyol Barcelona, which Ramos had the experience of coaching them. The final match ended 1-1 in the 90 minutes, and both teams managed to score another goal each in the extra time.
So the fate of the match had to be decided in the penalty shootout, which ended 5-3 for Sevilla. In doing so, Juande Ramos and Sevilla managed to make history by winning their second consecutive UEFA Cup.
Sevilla's 2007/2008 season started with their first-ever Spanish Super Cup win over Real Madrid, and they also qualified for the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, also for the first time in the club's history.
Nevertheless, on 26 October 2007, suddenly and unexpectedly, he terminated his contract with Sevilla FC and accepted a million-dollar offer from Premier League sideTottenham Hotspur
, making him the highest-paid football manager in the world.
On 24 February 2008, just four months after signing for the English team, he guided the club to win the Carling Cup, which was the first title for Spurs in nine years. He took the team out of the bottom places in the Premier League and save them from relegation, finishing 11th with 46 points.
Nevertheless, poor results at the start of the 2008/2009 season, which was a result of major disagreements and clashes between him and his own players, led to his dismissal from Tottenham on 26 October 2008.
He was named coach ofReal Madrid
on 9 December 2008, taking over from Bernd Schuster, with a contract until the end of the season, signing the day before the Champions League match against Zenit St. Petersburg and four days before the Clásico against FC Barcelona at Camp Nou. During his presentation, the La Mancha-born coach said that "it is the dream of every coach to sign for Real Madrid".
He made a positive debut with a 3-0 win over Zenit, before losing 2-0 to Barcelona. Nevertheless, he then went on to win 10 consecutive matches in the Spanish La Liga, which was the best run for Real Madrid in the last 46 years, beating Luis Molowny and only behind the legendary Miguel Muñoz, who in the 62/63 season had 11 wins and in the 60/61 season set the record of 15 consecutive victories, only to be beaten by Barcelona with 16 wins in the 2010/2011 season.
On a personal level, Juande was close to his personal record of 13 victories obtained at Levante UD in the 94/95 season in Group III of the Segunda División B. But despite these good results, defeats in La Liga (2-6 against Barcelona) and in the Champions League (4-0 against Liverpool FC) prevented him from winning titles and jeopardised his future at the club. It was confirmed on 1 June 2009 that his successor to coach Real Madrid would be Manuel Pellegrini.
After his spell with Tottenham and Real Madrid, Juande Ramos went to Eastern Europe, where his first stop wasCSKA Moscow
. Many were thinking that he is going to have great success there, but things didn't go as planned. At this club, the Spaniard immediately failed.
The coach could not adjust the CSKA players according to his game plan and asked Evgeny Giner (president of the club) to buy several players for him. Lennorovich disagreed and, by mutual consent of the parties, the contract was terminated.
He joined FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in 2010. After four years on the bench, he left the Ukrainian club, citing family reasons, after leading the team to a runner-up finish in the league. In this section of Juande Ramos biography stay tuned as we want to share some information about his last coaching spell.
He was introduced as the new Málaga coach on 27 May 2016, in what would be his second spell as coach of the Martiricos club, signing a three-year contract. On 27 December, seven months later, the club officially revealed that he would not remain in the dugout, leaving the Andalusian team in 11th place after 16 matches inLa Liga
He is a great fan of the 4-4-2 system of play and especially during his very successful spell in the Sevilla team, he used it and its other versions such as 4-4-2 double 6 in the matches.
During the 2000s, Juande Ramos managed to establish himself as one of the best Spanish coaches at the time, however, after failing at Real Madrid, his reputation declined and now he is unemployed for more than 5 years.
Since the start of his coaching career in the lower divisions of the Spanish league system, Juande Ramos has dedicated his life to football and has no business outside it. Since the termination of his contract with Malaga in 2016, he spends more time together with his family and is enjoying this stage of his life.
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Juande Ramos has always tried to keep his family away from media and the press and apparently, he has succeeded in doing so. We only know that his wife’s name is Consuelo Ferrandiz. There is currently no information about their children.
Juande and his wife are always been a part of many charity works. In one example, Consuelo Ferrandiz, the wife of Sevilla coach Juande Ramos, hosted a charity dinner in Robles Aljarafe to raise funds to ensure that pregnant women in Cameroon do not pass on the AIDS virus to their children.
So far, there are no reports of legal disputes or issues regarding the Spanish coach Juande Ramos in English or Spanish media.
In this section of Juande Ramos biography, we will take a deeper look into his career stats, both as an international and club player.
During the 1970s, Juande Ramos played for many Spanish clubs, but there are no stats available from his playing days.
He has a win ratio of 44.89 percent with 422 wins, 240 draws and 278 defeats in a total of 940 matches during his managerial career.
Other than Football League Cup title with Tottenham, he has won all of his trophies with Sevilla, which include the Copa del Rey, UEFA Cup and others.
On a personal level, he has won the Miguel Muñoz Trophy and the European Coach of the Year—Alf Ramsey Award.