Sevilla fullback Daniel Alves believes Tottenham acted too slowly over their bid for coach Juande Ramos.

The Brazil international said: "The players are all very happy that our coach decided not to go to Tottenham.

"He is loved and respected at Seville. I think he stayed out of loyalty because we were already preparing for the new season and the time to leave was wrong.

"If Spurs had made their move at the end of last season maybe they would have a new manager now."