Sergio Ramos Speaks Dismissively of Former Boss Jose Mourinho

Rufina Vignone
Agosto 9, 2017

Ramos' claims hint at a slight unease among his fellow teammates during Mourinho's time at the club, suggesting that his dressing room approach was inferior to that of current boss Zidane. At Real Madrid every coach has great players to work with.

The Portuguese was up to familiar tricks at his pre-match news conference, stating United would be keen on signing Gareth Bale if the Wales star is deemed surplus to requirements in the Spanish capital.

Zinedine Zidane has gone on to deliver three Champions League titles in four years but Spanish global Ramos, appearing to initially take a more diplomatic tone in the press conference ahead of the game in Skopje, attempted to play down talk that his current boss is better than his old one.

"I was able to play with Mou, who has been a great coach, and helped us to battle for trophies", he said. They are just different. Zidane is very good at understanding our dressing room as a former player. Each one is different, neither better nor worse.

"They are two great coaches. We are lucky to be living this historical moment with Zizou".

Evidently, there is a little love lost between the powerful defender and Mourinho, with the player unwilling to give his former coach any credit for his transition into one of the finest centre-backs in world football.

"I don't think it (working with Mourinho) changed my career", Ramos said of the current United boss on the eve of the two teams clashing in Skopje, Macedonia.

"No, he's just another coach I worked with".

Ramos also spoke about his near move to United back in 2015, adding: "There was an opportunity in the past".

"We'll have to see what happens in the match, of course, but I am very grateful that I signed my last contract with Real Madrid".

"So I am very, very grateful but I don't think Mourinho has changed my life in football at all".

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