No City contact for targets

14 June 2007 07:28
Manchester City have not made contact with either of the two frontrunners for the vacant managerial hot-seat at Eastlands. Neither Sevilla coach Juande Ramos or currently out of work Dutchman Co Adriaanse have been approached by representatives of the Citizens seeking a replacement for sacked boss Stuart Pearce. Ramos, 52, is believed to be the number one target after guiding Sevilla to back-to-back UEFA Cup glory. The Spaniard has also transformed the Andalucian club into one of the top four sides in Spain. However, his agent Alvaro Torres has suggested Ramos is likely to remain in Spain for the foreseeable future. "I haven't had any contact with people from Manchester City," he told BBC Five Live. "I saw the press two days ago. I saw the interest but they haven't called me. "Juande Ramos is happy right now in Sevilla. "He likes English football and would like to manage in England one day." Meanwhile, Adriaanse - who made his name as coach of AZ Alkmaar in Holland - has also heard nothing from City despite leaving former club FC Metalurh Donetsk in Ukraine last month. His spokesman Willem Zeijlmans said: "We know nothing about this and we are not responsible for the list of Manchester City." Adriaanse previously managed Ajax and Porto and has been linked with Feyenoord this summer.

Source: ESA