Florentino Perez heard firing insults at Ronaldo and Mourinho in recording

A recording from nine years ago has revealed Real Madrid president Florentino Perez calling Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho “idiots” with a “terrible ego”.

In a private conversation revealed by El Confidencial, the figurehead is heard taking shots at the Portugese pair in a recording dated October 2012.

Ronaldo joined Real Madrid in a record deal from Manchester United in 2009 and went on to become the club’s all-time leading goalscorer, scoring 451 goals in 438 games. 

Mourinho was in charge of Real from 2010 and 2013 and even won a La Liga title despite the halcyon days of Barcelona.

Despite this, they have both come under the wrath of Perez.

What was said

Perez said about the pair: “These are guys with a terrible ego, both spoiled, the coach and him, and they don’t see reality.”

“Mourinho is an idiot. It is not that he does not want to play. Well, he’s a bit abnormal. He drives without a license. That said, he has been overwhelmed by the pressure.”

Meanwhile, he said of Ronaldo: “He’s crazy. This guy is an idiot, a sick man. You think this guy is normal, but he’s not normal, otherwise, he wouldn’t do all the things he does.’

The president responded in an official statement to the latest recordings.

The statement read: ‘Given the news broadcast in El Confidencial, in which phrases attributed to me are reported, I think it is necessary to clarify: 

“The reproduced phrases are pronounced in conversations clandestinely recorded by Mr. Jose Antonio Abellan, who has been trying to sell them for many years without success.

“It is surprising now that, despite the time that has elapsed, the newspaper El Confidencial reports them today.

“They are single phrases of conversations taken from the broad context in which they occur.

“For them to be reproduced now after so many years have passed since those conversations took place, is I understand due to my participation as one of the promoters of the Super League.

“I have put the matter in the hands of my lawyers who are studying the possible actions to take.’

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