Real Madrid boss Juande Ramos is being linked with a surprise return to the Premier League in the summer, after the Spanish media claimed he had rejected an approach from an unnamed English club. Newcastle United may be forced to appoint a new permanent boss in the summer with Joe Kinnear sidelined having undergone heart surgery, and are believed to be interested in bringing Ramos back to the English top flight should Kinnear not return. And the Spaniard has revealed he would consider a second crack at the Premier League having been given a premature axe by Tottenham Hotspur. "My priority is with Real Madrid, but I would also like to have a clear idea about my future," he told the Daily Mirror. "Just because I left Tottenham, that does not mean I cannot return to the Premier League. That league still holds many challenges for me." Ramos arrived at Spurs in October 2007 having won successive UEFA Cups with Sevilla and guided the Andalucians to within a whisker of lifting the La Liga title. But he was sacked four days shy of completing just a year at White Hart Lane after negotiating Spurs' worst ever start to a season, despite lifting the Carling Cup at Wembley during his first campaign in charge. The former Real Betis chief fell on his feet, however, appointed by Real Madrid within months of getting the chop in north London. And he has since guided the Madridistas to eight successive wins, cutting Barcelona's seeimingly unassailable lead at the top of the table to 'just' 10 points. Having returned to winning ways in his native Spain, it now appears Premier League clubs are willing to offer Ramos another bite at Premier League success at the end of the season, when his short-term contract at the Bernabeu is due to expire. NEWCASTLE FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Les Ferdinand Q&A Joey Barton One on One Michael Owen, Kevin Keegan, Les Ferdinand, Faustino Asprilla Boy's A Bit Special Steven Taylor, Danny Guthrie Ask A Silly Question John Barnes Perfect XI Ruud Gullit What Happened Next? Tony Cunningham My Secret Vice Nolberto Solano, Sam Allardyce Plus! Rate Newcastle players (and others) on Talentspotter SPURS FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Les Ferdinand, Paul Gascoigne, Gary Lineker, Glenn Hoddle, Frederic Kanoute One on One Paul Gascoigne, Les Ferdinand, Ossie Ardiles Boy's A Bit Special Chris Gunter, John Bostock Ask A Silly Question Garth Crooks Perfect XI Ossie Ardiles My Secret Vice Neil Ruddock Plus! Martin Peters on Weekend Wonders and Spurs on Talentspotter
18 February 2009
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