He briefly came out of his retirement for Okinawa Kariyushi as player–technical advisor in 2002. However, he left the club after a row with the management at the end of the season. Then he served as technical adviser for crosstown Ryūkyū.
In January 2006, he was named coach of his former squad Tokyo Verdy 1969, freshly relegated from J-League Division 1. After a disappointing 2006 season in Division 2, Coach Ramos stated that if his team did not win the first game of the 2007 season, he would step down as head coach. The first game was on March 4 against Thespa Kusatsu, one of the weakest teams in the league, and Tokyo won this match 5-0. His team managed to finish 2nd after all and Tokyo Verdy got promoted to division 1. After the season, Ramos resigned and became the executive director of the club.