Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho lifts lid on his relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says that his relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo is "non-existent"
Jose Mourinho says that his relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo is “non-existent” despite having worked together for three years at Real Madrid.
Mourinho guided Los Blancos to the La Liga title during his spell in charge at the Bernabeu, with Ronaldo a key part of their 2011-12 triumph.
I try to keep the best memories of Cristiano Ronaldo with me
However, the Chelsea manager says that he has rarely spent any time with the 29-year-old Portugal captain since he left Madrid to return to Stamford Bridge last summer.
“The relationship between Ronaldo and myself is non-existent,” Mourinho told TV1.
“He plays for Real Madrid, I’m the Chelsea manager. You would not find us hanging around together. The relationship does not exist but the memories of his impact do.
“I have to remind myself that he is a goal machine who helped me become a Liga champion, win the Copa del Rey and the Supercopa.
“I try to keep the best memories of Cristiano Ronaldo with me and I wish him all the best in his career – especially with Portugal but also with his club.”