Real Madrid Destroys Coaches, Players And Presidents – Ramon Calderon
Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon is perplexed over rumours that coach Manuel Pellegrini’s job is under threat after his team lost one game in the middle of an excellent start to the season.
“Real Madrid have a great team and are beginning the season in an extraordinary way,” Calderon announced to Sport.
“This pains me because after they lose a game, despite playing very well against a great team, after winning five matches where they scored the most goals and conceded the fewest, as well as having won twice in the Champions League, they are already starting to question the coach.
“But this is a sign of the club. They destroy presidents, directors, coaches and players.
“It’s very difficult to do well at Real Madrid. The current president had to leave after they went three years where they won nothing, and I had to do the same because it was impossible to bear the pressure, the insults to my children and my wife, the persecution, the private detectives…”
Moreover, Florentino Perez, the current Merengues chief, has chosen not to put up pictures of the successes of Calderon’s era at the Santiago Bernabeu – a decision that has confused the ex-president.
“It seems a little strange to ignore two consecutive league titles – something that hadn’t happened for 21 years,” he declared, before reiterating that he was responsible for the purchase of star player Cristiano Ronaldo.
“I don’t see him as mine, but he is a player who came to Real Madrid through an agreement made under my tenure. However, he does not come for the president but for the club, as everyone does.”