Juande Ramos is happy to be back at Malaga and explains why he left in the first place, at the end of the 2003-04 season.
Ramos replaced Javi Gracia, who joined Rubin Kazan, having had the bench at La Rosaleda earlier in his career, and expressed in an interview with AS his contentment at returning, and explained why he left when he did.
“I returned to Malaga because I have fond memories of my first time. The club is looking for a stable situation. To be ambitious and look for major sporting goals is good for the club and the fans. The players have to be convinced about staying up, which is the first step, and fine for a first objective, but we have to be bold and daring. We don’t need to settle for that,” Ramos said.
“Let me explain [why he left]. It’s very easy to understand. I’ve always liked one-year contracts because I thought if I did well I would have higher offers. And that’s what happened, year after year. You’ll remember Malaga wanted to renew and I didn’t because it was a difficult sporting situation. That was the only reason I didn’t renew.
“I didn’t like the situation and I believed Malaga would have problems. I don’t know if I’m glad to be right or not because if you remember, the following year Malaga did have many sporting problems.”