Jose Mourinho launches attack on Ronaldo and CR7 replies

Jose Mourinho launches attack on Ronaldo and CR7 replies


Former Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has launched a blistering attack his old club and belitting countryman Cristiano Ronaldo.

The now Chelsea manager comes up against Los Blancos as the two sides meet in the Guinness International Trophy in the USA – and the pre-match comments made by Mourinho will add extra spice to the affair.

Speaking to ESPN ahead of the clash, the two-time Champions League winner discussed how he started out in management and what he was doing before his first job in the hotseat.

‘I was manager for the first time in 2000 but, before that, I was assistant in big clubs and with big managers and coaching the best players in the world, so I was 30 and I was coaching Ronaldo, not this one [Cristiano], the real one, the Brazilian Ronaldo,’ Mourinho said.

He also took time to criticise his former club on how it is run, desibring it as ‘politics, and not about football’.

“Madrid is not about sport,” Mourinho stated.

Ronaldo was asked about his former managers’ comments but refused to respond.

The 28-year-old said: ‘There are some things in life that don’t deserve any mention. This is one of those things and I won’t comment on it for obvious reasons. I always respect my coaches and try to learn from them.

“As we say in Portugal, “I don’t spit on the plate I eat on.” That’s how I feel. I prefer to try and remember the positive side to Mourinho.”