Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has backed his fellow Spaniard Juande Ramos to keep his job at Tottenham despite the London club making their worst ever start to a league season.
The Liverpool chief, whose team play Tottenham at White Hart Lane in the Premier League on November 1 and the Carling Cup on November 12, today offered words of support for the under-fire former Sevilla chief.
Ramos took charge of Tottenham on October 27 last year, replacing the axed Martin Jol.
Benitez said: “I remember that when Martin Jol was fired I was surprised, because Spurs had twice finished fifth.
“That was a very good achievement. But they decided to change and they won the Carling Cup, the team was good and the team is good now.
“But I am sure Spurs will be higher soon. People talk about relegation, but I do not think so, they have enough quality to be much higher.
“They have good players. To finish fifth twice, and to progress last season, I feel they will be okay.”
Tottenham are currently bottom of the Barclays Premier League with just two points from eight matches, but Benitez said: “Spurs have enough quality to be much higher. I do not see them fighting against relegation right to the end.
“They have enough experience and I am sure they will finish in the middle (of the) table. And I believe and expect Ramos to survive there as manager.”