Ramos to leave Dnipro

Former Real Madrid and Sevilla coach Juande Ramos is to leave Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk after rejecting the offer of a new contract.

The 59-year-old Spaniard had been in charge of the Ukrainian side since 2010 but turned down the chance to extend his stay due to family reasons.

Ramos guided Dnipro to second place behind Shakhtar Donetsk in the recently-completed 2013/14 season - their best finish in over two decades and one that earned them a place in the UEFA Champions League for the first time.

A Dnipro statement read: "Juande Ramos, the Dnipro coach of the last four years, will not sign a new contract with our club. At the end of the 2013/14 season he was made an offer on a new deal, and after some consideration, he rejected it, citing his family's reluctance to stay in Ukraine for a long time.

"Dnipro thank Juande Ramos for what was a fruitful partnership and wish him the best of luck. The team showed bright performances under him and made the fans happy. Finishing runners-up under his guidance and winning a place in Champions League qualifying was a big achievement."

As well as Sevilla - who he led to back-to-back UEFA Cup titles in 2006 and 2007 - and Real, the much-travelled Ramos has also been in charge of the likes of Tottenham, CSKA Moscow, Malaga and Espanyol.