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Latest update : 2008-12-10

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Juande Ramos has replaced Bernd Schuster as Real Madrid coach, just four days ahead of Spain's 'classico' against FC Barcelona. Schuster's departure was precipitated by a string of poor results.

Reuters - Real Madrid have replaced coach Bernd Schuster with former Sevilla and Tottenham Hotspur manager Juande Ramos, sporting director Predrag Mijatovic said.

Mijatovic told a news conference at the Bernabeu stadium that he met Schuster earlier on Tuesday and the pair agreed the German's contract should be terminated.

Ramos has agreed a six-month contract through June 2009 with an option for an extension, he added.

"I met with Schuster this morning and we discussed the problems of the past weeks and months and by mutual agreement took this decision," Mijatovic said in a reference to the Primera Liga champions' poor run of form.

Ramos, speaking at the same news conference, said he was excited about the new challenge.

"This is the dream of all soccer coaches," he said. "Real Madrid has the quality to win in any stadium in the world.

Date created : 2008-12-09

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