Ramos, Poyet and Comolli all sacked on eve of huge match

Levy somehow manages to make things worse for Spurs…again!

Exactly a year to the day after Martin Jol was sacked as Tottenham manager, the club have announced the departures of manager Juande Ramos, assistant Gus Poyet, sporting director Damien Comolli and coach Marcos Alvarez.

The Jol sacking was abysmally timed, with almost everyone who attended the UEFA Cup home game against Getafe besides the Dutchman knowing that he had been axed, but the decision to dismiss the three most important members of the matchday staff just over fifteen hours before a hugely important home game against Bolton, who could climb nine point above Spurs with victory, may have trumped even that.

Poyet was expected by many fans to succeed Ramos but he has gone too, leaving development squad coach Clive Allen and youth team boss Alex Inglethorpe to take temporary charge. With the timing of the announcement it may prove the case that the players won’t even hear the news until the morning and if they are awake to hear the news now, it’s hard to imagine how they’ll manage to sleep on it.

An early favourite to take over as manager is former West Ham boss Alan Curbishley. It has been rumoured that he turned down the QPR job earlier today and the departure of Comolli means that he would not have to deal with a transfer supremo operating over his head, something that compromised his position at Upton Park.

The official Tottenham statement can be read after the jump:

“The Club can announce that Damien Comolli, Sporting Director, Juande Ramos, Head Coach and First Team Coaches, Marcos Alvarez and Gus Poyet, have left the Club, with immediate effect. We wish them well.

Clive Allen, Development Squad Coach, and Alex Inglethorpe, Youth Team Manager, will take charge for Sunday’s League match against Bolton.

An announcement will be made on First Team coaching staff in due course.”

Let us know who you think should take over at White Hart Lane with a comment below.

2 responses so far
  • Raph88 // October 26, 2008 at 2:28 am

    doesn’t sound like they got sacked.
    ramos seems to me like the sort of guy who would quietly walk away (to atletico and champions league football obviously).
    no compensation to tottenham but at least no compenastion to ramos if spurs had sacked him.
    i don’t they would be able to afford £5m to ramos and £5m to portsmouth especially if they have to buy a good striker in jan.

  • jeffbeck // October 26, 2008 at 7:53 am

    ‘doesnt sounds like they got sacked’ – ?? You think Ramos, Poyet and Commolli all decided to quietly walk away on the same day?

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