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Jenas praises former boss Ramos

Jermaine Jenas
Jenas enjoyed playing under Ramos at White Hart Lane

Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas has praised former manager Juande Ramos.

Ramos was sacked in October after Spurs picked up just two points from their opening eight games - the club's worst ever start to a league season.

But Jenas told BBC London 94.9: "When Juande was here he was having a lot of bad luck. I can't say enough about him, how good he is.

"I spoke to him after he left about how disappointed I was to see him go, but at the same time you have to move on."

Spurs were bottom of the table when Ramos was axed along with assistant boss Gus Poyet, coach Marcos Alvarez and sporting director Damien Comolli.

Harry Redknapp was installed as manager at White Hart Lane less than 24 hours later.

Jenas said: "Sometimes in football these things happen. Obviously a new manager coming in lifted the whole place and along with that we got a few results and I think the whole thing combined just gave the club a big lift.

"He (Redknapp) has been fantastic for us and he's given everybody a lift around the club.

"Along with that, we've had a lot of good results as well which have helped the situation, so its been enjoyable working with him.

"I've always wondered what it would be like to work under him and now i'm getting to experience it."

Jermaine Jenas spoke to BBC London 94.9 at the new Tottenham Hotspur Foundation project, Kick and Cook.



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