Jose Mourinho breaks down Erik Ten Hag’s management method during Cristiano Ronaldo’s second Manchester United stint

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the greatest soccer players ever and has found success at every club. He has won many trophies for Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus. At the end of his career, the Portuguese sensation decided to come back to Manchester United for a second stint.

Everyone had thought it would be a glorious return for Ronaldo, but it was further from the truth. Ronaldo had various problems with the coaches during his time there and saw many unprofessional acts and humiliating performances. Ultimately, CR7 had to leave very unceremoniously after a heated interview.

Mourinho explains reason for Cristiano Ronaldo’s failed United homecoming

Cristiano Ronaldo had some level of success in his first season, though he couldn’t replicate it in his second. He had to leave eventually the same year after a few months, as he clashed with new manager Erik ten Hag. He bashed the Dutchman in an interview, which led to his contract being terminated mutually. Legendary manager Jose Mourinho who was recently sacked at Roma, has now spoken about the events of Ronaldo’s failed homecoming.

The Portuguese manager recently spoke on Rio Ferdinand’s YouTube channel named FIVE. He explained why Ten Hag failed to coach Ronaldo and bring his best out. He said, “I think you don’t coach Cristiano. Motivation you don’t need to give him. Ambition, responsibility, you cannot give him, technically you cannot give him.”

As someone who has coached Ronaldo and countless other great players before, Mourinho knows that some players cannot be ordered around. Ten Hag wanted Ronaldo to conform to his demands, while Mourinho knows that players like him must be left alone.

“It’s just to give some tactical adjustments and let the guy be happy.” When asked if he would give any advice to the player, he said, “I don’t think so, he doesn’t need it.”

Cristiano Ronaldo’s performance under Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho had coached Cristiano Ronaldo during their time together at Real Madrid between 2010 and 2013. The pair were lethal together, though they also had their fair share of disagreements. Mourinho and Ronaldo did win some trophies, as they won the La Liga in 2012 with a record 100 points earned, as well as the Copa del Rey and Spanish Super Cup.

And Ronaldo was a complete monster under Mourinho, with the two Portuguese legends combining 164 games together. Ronaldo scored a great deal of 164 goals during that time, as well as providing 49 assists.

Mourinho eventually left after failing to win the Champions League, while Cristiano Ronaldo went on to win everything at Madrid. The duo can rejoin together at Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr, where Ronaldo currently plays, with Mourinho being a free agent as well.

Fazal Al Bashar

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Fazal is a passionate soccer aficionado, who when not discovering the latest soccer stories and rumors, indulges in playing FIFA all night. While he sucks at the sport, he knows the who and what in all things soccer-related.


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