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Ramos handed £40M to fix Tottenham

The Daily Mail says the new White Hart Lane manager, who resigned at Sevilla last night, has been told to start drawing up a list of targets for the January transfer window.

Tottenham are determined to give Ramos every opportunity to make an impression this season, and will match the amount they allowed departing manager Martin Jol to spend in what was to prove to be a wasteful summer of spending.

Ramos was expected to fly into Luton on a private jet in the early hours of this morning to be at White Hart Lane for tomorrow's match against Blackburn, and a hotel booking has even been made - although he will not officially take charge of the team until the Carling Cup encounter with Blackpool.

He went to Sevilla's Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan at 10.25pm last night to hand in his resignation. He was accompanied by fitness coach Marcos Alvarez, who also resigned and will join Ramos at White Hart Lane.

He will sign a four-year contract worth a staggering £90,000 a week after quitting Spain and finally agreeing to join Tottenham in the wake of Jol's departure on Thursday night.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, who is still negotiating a payoff with Jol's lawyers on the remainder of his £1.75 million-a-year salary, is expected to announce officially Ramos's arrival ahead of tomorrow's home match with Blackburn.

Ramos took his Sevilla players for training yesterday morning ahead of tomorrow's game with Valencia before holding talks with club president Jose Maria del Nido and sporting director Ramon Rodriguez Verdejo.

But Del Nido confirmed Ramos's departure last night.

It means that the coach can begin his 11th managerial appointment of his career as early as Monday.

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