According to the Daily Star, Gaston Ramirez quit Middlesbrough for non-footballing reasons and that their relegation into the Championship ‘wasn’t the reason’ why he quit the club to move to Sampdoria in Italy.
Ramirez supposedly quit Teeside because of the weather – supposedly saying he was too cold in Middlesbrough and that he didn’t like the climate.
“In Premier League football it is very physical and maybe I did not find the right team for my game.
“However, I still grew up as a football player (at Boro). Now I’m here to show how good I am.
“I’m still going to work in a taxi. In England I had a Range Rover with a right hand drive, but I have to sell it and then buy a car here. ”
Upon being asked about the weather, Ramirez suggested that he found the Teeside climate a bit too cold for his liking.
“The climate? Here it is fine, but I felt warm there 15 days a year.”