Madrid wrong to sack del Bosque, claims Ronaldo
Brazil legend Ronaldo has revealed that he believes Real Madrid were wrong to sack Vicente del Bosque in 2003, reports Football Espana.
The 37-year-old’s first season with Los Blancos was his only one with current Spain Coach Del Bosque, but it was enough to leave an impression on the former striker.
“Who best understood me as a Coach? Vicente del Bosque,” stated Ronaldo in conversation today with AS.
“Because he was very simple. All the players liked him a lot because he did things the way they had to be done, without creating many problems.
“The training sessions, the talks… With him there was no concentration on the home games and this for me was important, because it killed the players. It overwhelmed me and Vicente got that.
“And his talks were three or four minutes. I imagine that in the national team they are very happy with him.
“The time of dictators has been over for many years. Coaches have to earn trust and be more of a leader.
“They have to get into the player’s head and make them understand what they think and make it more technical and fight for you.
“Was it a mistake for Madrid to sack Del Bosque? Yes, sure it was. And most of us know it was. Today I do not understand what happened.
“Then, we were celebrating the League and suddenly he was gone.”