Younes Kaboul blanked Tottenham boss Juande Ramos when he was hauled off during last night's 2-0 victory over Blackpool.

Kaboul was guilty of mistakes at the back and may have been punished against tougher opposition than a side 20th in the Coca-Cola Championship.

The young French centre-back did not even acknowledge Ramos when he was taken off in the second half.

Dimitar Berbatov also came off but did not give his manager a warm greeting, while goal scorer Robbie Keane embraced the new man.

Ramos explained that Kaboul's substitution was a precaution.

"The change was simply because Kaboul had a yellow card - Chimbonda can play at centre-back," Ramos said.