Ramon bows out under pressure

December 30, 2004
MADRID -- Real Madrid named former Brazil manager Vanderlei Luxemburgo as new coach on Thursday in a bid to reignite their fading league campaign.

"Real Madrid's board has unanimously approved the proposal of the sports management team to appoint Vanderlei Luxemburgo as new coach," vice-president Emilio Butragueno told a news conference.

"It's not been an easy decision for us but ... we think it is the best decision right now for Real Madrid," he said.

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