Santa Cruz de Tenerife (EFE).- The coach of CD Tenerife, Luis Miguel Ramis, received this Friday the Blue and White Legend distinction, one day before leading his last game against Burgos at the Heliodoro Rodríguez López stadium, and has stated that this recognition represents one of his “best moments” on the island.
The Catalan coach remarked that his idyll with Tenerife “began many years ago” and that in this farewell act “many emotions have been brought together.”
“I knew this was going to happen and my first objective when I returned to train at CD Tenerife was not to disappoint. I know how deeply rooted people are with their team, because I have lived it and felt it. That responsibility was engraved on fire since I arrived. We have fulfilled to a large extent, but not with my maximum objective -promotion to First Division-, although we are pursuing it. You have to bring joy to a new stage that will begin, for me and for the club ”, he expressed in his speech.
Ramis added that it has been “almost three spectacular years, of player involvement, of how they have believed in the message. We have worked morning, afternoon and night with a great sense of responsibility. We have managed to see this stadium full, remembering the times I lived as a player. We leave happy, happy, but with some pain for not having been able to continue our project, understanding that it is part of football”.
The coach from Tarragona leaves the door open to a possible return: “I don’t know if we are going to meet, but I will do to find you. I am sure that we will do it and I will wish it that way. Good luck to you, you are a special island and club for us and you always will be. We love you very much”.
Ramis has been accompanied by the president of the club, Paulino Rivero; by the team captain, Aitor Sanz; and by his former teammate at Tenerife, César Gómez from Madrid.
Rivero has said that Ramis “has exercised, and exercises, great leadership, out of conviction and not out of authoritarianism”, highlighting his “moderation, a quality that is not very common in the world of football”.
The Tenerife manager does not know if time will bring them together again in the entity, but he does know that “in Tenerife and in CD Tenerife we will have respect and affection for him forever, he will have his home here, he has been in two different stages at the service of our club, showing love, affection and passion, which is why he more than deserves to be a Blue and White Legend”.
Aitor Sanz, as captain of the first team, has expressed that the tribute to Ramis “is more than deserved”, and has recalled when he came to the team in a difficult situation, “with a team without confidence, and his message was that he did not come to Tenerife to save it, but to do something great, and he said it with great conviction”.
For his part, César Gómez stated that he was lucky to be a teammate with Luis Miguel Ramis as a player “and there I met his winning character, he is a great person, and as a coach he will have a long and very successful career. Here he has planted his first great seed, he has made the fans believe again and he will come out as the man he is ”. EFE