Ramos was the pick of the Premiership managers last season.
But this season at Spurs is not going swimmingly well. Spurs lost to Aston Villa, 1-2 and now lie at the bottom of the table. Their worst start in 34 years. The good news is that the Premiership season is just a month old. However, the loss of Berbatov and Keane have sapped Spurs attack of its potency and Ramos must hope that Roman Pavlyuchenko's learning curve is a short one. So far they have managed to score just four goals.
Their defense has not been much better.
Ashley Young, continually sliced and diced his way through ex- Man City defender Vedran Corluka. New goalie, Heurelho Gomes had a forgettable match. Luka Modric limped off at half time, singularly ineffective.
In a sign that the media might be wearying of the Gustave Poyet appearances, some are questioning Ramos inability to learn the English language and introverted style. Of course, all this fades if Spurs start winning again and Ramos phlegmatic personality will be celebrated and his success in England as proof that soccer enjoys a universal language or some such nonsensical abstraction.