Kanoute worked under Ramos during their time together at Sevilla, where Kanoute flourised after being given a confidence boost by his former boss.
"He just gave me confidence since I've been here," Kanoute told Revista de la Liga.
"He has always given me the confidence I needed and that's it. He just said to me that I have to play how I know my best.
"He gave me quite a lot of freedom on the pitch also to do whatever I want."
He added: "Maybe this is someone who is on the pitch, who works on the pitch every day.
"He's there to give advice. He's very serious in his job and he's not the kind of man who likes to speak a lot about his job, but he's doing it well."