Cristiano Ronaldo’s former coach lashes out Erik ten Hag in interview aftermath
While many have defended Ten Hag, former manager Jose Morais, a former assistant to Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid, where he worked with the striker for three years, has defended Ronaldo.
“I’m just saying that you have to be a special coach to train special players,” Morais told A Bola.
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“Being a special coach implies knowing how to deal with situations like the one that is happening. Positive communication. The establishment of trust depends on factors that relate to the individual’s personal development. The best coach is better able to deal with these situations.”
Morais went on to recall his own experiences of working alongside Ronaldo, insisting the striker is a ‘fantastic person’.
“Working with Cristiano was one of the best moments I have as a coach,” he said. “He is a fantastic person and a stratospheric player.
“I don’t say ‘UFO’ because he is a human being. He would be more of a ‘Human of Unidentified Characteristics’. Such is the enormity of his ability and talent.
“To have a player like him, is to be a blessed coach. Cristiano is, without a doubt, a sensible and down to Earth person.”