Considered to be the best player in the world, even in history, by some, Cristiano Ronaldo had a brilliant career. The Portuguese has piled up goals and trophies, the one who has been crowned Ballon d’Or five times. A golden career for this hard worker. But in recent months, the 37-year-old striker has been embroiled in controversy. At Manchester United, his relationship with Ralf Rangnick was not very good. His successor, Erik ten Hag, did not find favor in his eyes either. After several clashes, CR7 finally let the Red Devils off the hook this winter following his punchy interview given to Piers Morgan.
While he hoped to shine again during the World Cup, the center forward was downgraded to selection. A great friend of the player until then, Fernando Santos did not appreciate his behavior at all and put him on the bench. The relationship between the two men thus turned sour. This is also the case with Jorge Mendes. Historic agent of Cristiano Ronaldo, he has moved hand in hand with him on the road to success. But in recent months their relationship has deteriorated. Last month, AS revealed that the two men were cold and that CR7 no longer listened exclusively to his official representative.
CR7 rejected Mendes forever
The Spanish media had mentioned a “crack“. Now we can talk about divorce, since the 37-year-old player has decided not to follow the advice of the boss of Gestifute, who had another plan for the end of the career of his hen with the golden eggs. But Cristiano Ronaldo decided on hand to join Al Nassr this winter.A surprise transfer for the Portuguese who had repeatedly stated that he would not go into exile in exotic championships.But this choice belongs to the player who dismissed or even fired Jorge Mendes.
Portuguese media Journal de Noticias explains that the two men, who considered themselves a bit like father and son, broke up after the famous interview with Piers Morgan. Demanding to take control of his future, the 37-year-old footballer turned to a lawyer and in particular Ricardo Regufe, former representative of Nike in Portugal and close to CR7 since the 2000s, so he could discuss with Al Nassr. An offer initially made to Mendes, who did not appreciate this maneuver.
The 2022 summer transfer window was the beginning of the end
Athletics also reveals behind the scenes of the separation between the two men. CR7 would not have appreciated at all that his agent did not find him a club last summer when he wanted to leave MU. For his part, the super agent advised his player to stay at Man U while he won under the orders of Ten Hag. He did not understand why his foal refused to accept that he had no interesting offer from a club playing in the Champions League. This was obviously the beginning of the end. Now the divorce is actually completed between the two men, who nevertheless remain connected, as the management of commercial contracts and image rights for CR7 is still entrusted to Polaris Sports, a company associated with Gestifute. CR7, who would also be on the verge of separation with his partner Georgina Rodriguez, cleans up around him!