Ramos agrees to coach CSKA Moscow

Updated: Sep 10, 2009, 20:03 PM IST

Moscow: Spaniard Juande Ramos has agreed to take over as coach of CSKA Moscow, the former Real Madrid boss said.

"I love new challenges. We are looking forward to helping the team realise their potential in Europe and working really hard over the next three months," Ramos said in a statement on his personal website (www.juanderamos.com).

CSKA, who finished second in the Russian standings last season, were not immediately available for comment.

Ramos will make his debut in the dugout against Krylya Sovejov on Saturday. CSKA, fourth in the table, face Manchester United, Besiktas and Wolfsburg in Group B of the Champions League.

The 54-year-old Ramos won back-to-back UEFA Cups with Sevilla in 2006-07 and coached Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid last season.

Bureau Report