This is in line with what Athletic, MLSsoccer.com, 90min.com, and TopBin90.com have reported since the shooting. Like any other locker room, that doesn’t mean the feel was universal. A number of players appeared in Ramirez’s house in support of him after his dismissal, and there were others positive feelings towards Ramirez as well.
Regarding the club’s prestige, Fox said he believes the Charlotte Club is actually underperforming rather than over performing, the latter being the more popular narrative. This aligns with a number of sources in Charlotte who feel similarly, and that Ramirez was instrumental in setting publicly low expectations.
“my relationship [with Ramirez] Fox said. “It wasn’t easy. … The problem was when I tried to tackle a problem, most of the time, the door was locked. And that wasn’t good. … It was frustrating.”
Fox, 36, is one year younger than Ramirez and is the most experienced player at the Charlotte club. His European career included more than 180 Bundesliga appearances and a key role in the unlikely Premier League title Leicester City in 2015-16.
“I didn’t understand Miguel’s desire to speak to me [the players’] Concerns,” Fox added. He wanted to ignore them and not engage with them. At some point, I kept these conversations to myself.
While Ramirez was young for a typical 37-year-old manager, he was far from inexperienced. He had worked with Qatari youth teams, making his name by winning the South American Cup with Ecuador’s Independiente del Valle before entering one season with Brazilian giants Internacional.
“I don’t think it’s fair to speak sarcastically to someone who can’t defend themselves,” Fox said, before hinting that his list of stories and grievances was long. [in the interview]. “