Real taking risk with Ramos appointment

To do so less than a week before "El Clasico" against arch rivals Barcelona also smacks of desperation.

Ramos, who has agreed a contract with Real through to June 2009 with an option for an extension, arrived at Tottenham Hotspur in October 2007 with expectations sky high following his outstanding stint in charge of Sevilla.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1