The answer, it seems, revolves around that nice juicy contract that the Tottenham Hotspur manager but his signature on not so long ago. What under-fire chairman Daniel Levy is discovering at the moment is that when you pay a manager £5 million a year and then want to sack him you have to pay him compensation. A lot of compensation – £15 million to write off his current deal.
When you consider that sacking Ramos would be not only damaging for Tottenham’s bank balance but also for Levy’s ego given that he was the man who brought him in to replace Martin Jol then it is no wonder that the Spaniard is still in his post. Under normal circumstances, yesterday’s defeat to Hull City would have been the last straw.