- Maurizio Sarri has disclosed that managing a top superstar like Portuguese legend Cristiano Ronaldo is not an easy task
- Sarri worked the five-time Ballon d’Or winner for one season and according to the manager, Ronaldo’s interest is beyond normalcy
- The manager who was once in charge at Premier League club Chelsea for one season added that he regrets leaving the Stamford Bridge outfit
Italian manager Maurizio Sarri who worked with Cristiano Ronaldo for a year at Juventus has disclosed that managing the Portuguese striker is “not simple”.
Sarri was in charge at Juventus during the 2019/2020 season and despite leading the Old Lady to winning the Serie A that season, he was sacked.
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He had the opportunity of managing one of the greatest ever footballers in person of Cristiano Ronaldo who, according to him, is not easy to manage.
“Managing Ronaldo is not simple, from all points of view. He’s a multinational company, he has personal interests that must coincide with football.
“His interests go beyond normalcy, beyond the team or club. I’m a coach, not a manager. Ronaldo, however, brings the numbers at the end of the year. But in recent years, I hear a lot about players and little about teams.”
Why did Sarri leave Chelsea?
Despite spending just 12 months at Premier League club, Sarri inspired the Blues to a Europa League triumph but stated that it was a mistake to have left after just one year.
“Marina Granovskaia wanted to keep me from leaving Chelsea. Today I say that it was a mistake to want to return to Italy at all costs.
“Chelsea are a great club, in the following years they have taken many young players [who would have been] suitable for me.
“I lived a particular year, in which (Roman) Abramovich could not enter England and we had an owner who was not present.”
Victor Moses departs Chelsea
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Victor Moses has finally ended his nine-year spell at Chelsea as he officially joins Russian club Spartak Moscow, Chelsea, Fan Nation.
The former Nigerian international joined the Stamford Bridge club from Wigan Athletic in 2012 and have won the Premier League, FA Cup and the Europa League for the Blues.
He made 128 appearances for the west London side during his nine-year spell and scored 18 goals in the process.
Moses spent half of last season on loan at the Russian club, making 20 appearances and helped them win the league last campaign.