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Last Updated: Wednesday, 13 June 2007, 18:12 GMT 19:12 UK
Ramos agent cool on Man City link
Juande Ramos
Ramos has been a huge success at Sevilla
Sevilla coach Juande Ramos has had no contact with Manchester City regarding the vacant manager's position, according to the Spaniard's agent.

The 52-year-old is said to be one of two names, along with Dutch coach Co Adriaanse, heading City's wanted list.

"We have had no contact from Manchester City and we have not contacted them either - he is happy at Sevilla," agent Alvaro Torres told BBC Five Live.

"But it's impossible to know what will happen tomorrow."

He added: "He likes English football and would like to manage in England one day."

Earlier, BBC Sport revealed that City were hopeful of attracting a top-quality European coach to the club, with PSV Eindhoven coach Ronald Koeman also a potential target.

Adriaanse, like Ramos, is said to be unaware of the Premiership club's interest.

His spokesman Willem Zeijlmans said: "We know nothing about this and we are not responsible for the list of Manchester City."

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BSP

City's board are keen to appoint a coach with a track record of working with academies, with the club having one of the strongest in the country.

Ramos has transformed Sevilla into one of Spain's elite, helping them to two Uefa Cups, while Adriaanse earned his reputation working at AZ Alkmaar in Holland.

Adriaanse also worked at Porto in Portugal, and resigned as manager of FC Metalurh Donetsk in May with four games to play in the Ukrainan Premier League.

Meanwhile, it is believed City officials met former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in London on Wednesday to discover if he could proceed with his takeover.

The potential acquisition was thrown into doubt after Thailand's military government froze 830m of Shiniwatra's assets.

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BBC Sport's Phil McNulty

On Tuesday, Thaksin's lawyer Noppadon Pattama admitted the seizure of family bank accounts "could delay any investment" but claimed it would not affect plans to go through with the purchase.

Thaksin, 57, who was previously linked with a takeover of Liverpool, has spent much of his time in London since being ousted from power in a bloodless military coup last year.

He submitted a bid to buy Premiership side City last month and was then granted access to the club's accounts.

But the lack of any progress on the proposed deal has already led to the club missing out on former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri to fill their managerial vacancy.

Thaksin Shinawatra
City want to clear up Thaksin confusion

He was tipped to take over from Stuart Pearce, who was sacked at the end of the 2006/7 campaign, but opted to join Serie A side Juventus instead.

Former City player Ray Ranson also expressed interest in buying the club but withdrew his offer at the end of May.

City chairman John Wardle and chief executive Alistair Mackintosh are currently driving the search for a successor to Stuart Pearce, rather than holding fire and waiting to see if Shiniwatra actually takes control at Eastlands.

Despite the uncertainly surrounding Shiniwatra's position, chairman Wardle had already stated in April that significant funds would be available this summer, irrespective of whether the takeover went ahead or not.



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