Spurs coach Poyet happy to be Ramos translator

Gus Poyet is happy with his role at Tottenham as Juande Ramos' translator.

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"Juande will be very happy to have me as a translator, but I've been coaching for 15 months already," he said. "I know the club very well. I was an admirer of Seville last year and tried to go there twice with Dennis to observe them. I'm the right person to be sat next to Juande. I know there will be rumours, as you love rumours, but I'm not bothered."

The former Uruguay captain claims to have identified the problems that have restricted Tottenham to one league win in 11 matches this season, but compared with the situation he found on arriving at Leeds 12 months ago, he is quietly optimistic.

"We have our opinion about what is missing and we have to turn it around as soon as possible," Poyet said. "The ingredients are there, that's the key. It's a big difference with Leeds, which was very difficult. There are no big issues at the club about getting training and turning results around. Juande has proved himself at Seville and he can do it again here."

Poyet must also prove himself, though he is keeping good company as Jose Mourinho also began his career as an interpreter.

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