Kaboul launches Ramos attack

Defender claims Carling Cup win was not down to manager

Kaboul: Unhappy with Ramos

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Tottenham Hotspur defender Younes Kaboul has launched a scathing attack on manager Juande Ramos, claiming that Spurs' Carling Cup success had 'nothing to do with him'.

Ramos has been hailed for his work since he took over from former boss Martin Jol last October; however Kaboul, who has not played for the first-team since 1st March, has slammed his manager.

The French centre-back insists Ramos' effect has been anything but revolutionary, while criticising his one-on-one rapport with the players.


"Tactically it has changed a bit, perhaps," Kaboul told So Foot. "But then, in terms of personality, Martin was a character.

"For us, he was a father-figure, whereas Ramos, it is just tactics and nothing else.

"In training, we do a lot of 11 v 0 and stuff on the blackboard to work on our progress with the ball.

"Ramos has brought us that, but nothing else. What has saved us this season is the Carling Cup. People say we won the Carling Cup because Ramos arrived at the club, but that has nothing to do with him. We would have won it with Martin Jol."

On his lack of first-team opportunities, Kaboul added: "I played the entire first half of the season but since the change of manager, I have not played.

A chance

"I have had no explanation from him. He doesn't talk, with anyone. Communication doesn't exist with him. He isn't playing me? That is his choice - I respect it, I am a professional.

"I am young and it is the first time this has happened to me in my career. But I am not surprised because when you are a footballer, you must be prepared for that, for good and bad times.

"Ramos has not really given me a chance. When a player doesn't have the confidence of his coach, he can't do much on the pitch. But when a coach has confidence in you, you take the handbrake off and you race away."