English press reports revealed that Ralf Rangnick, the former interim coach of Manchester United, advised Thomas Tuchel not to sign Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portuguese star is trying to get out of the ranks of the Red Devils this summer in every way in order to participate with a big team in the Champions League.
It was among the possibilities that the Madeira missile would be transferred to the Chelsea team, but according to the newspaper “Daily Mail”, his former coach advised his fellow Blues not to include him.
The London club was considering acquiring the services of the legendary star this summer, especially after the arrival of new owner Todd Boley, who wanted to use Ronaldo as a major advertising front for the club by buying him, and signing a big star like Don in his first seasons in England.
But the report confirmed that Tuchel opposed the move after listening to the advice of his close friend and former United coach Rangnick, who coached Ronaldo last season.
The report indicated that Rangnick’s advice was not a surprise, after the German criticized Ronaldo’s pressure abilities at the end of last season.
Rangnick had spoken last May about the Don, saying: “Cristiano Ronaldo, I don’t blame him at all, he did a great job in those matches.”
“But he’s not a beast of pressure,” he continued. He is not a player, even when he was a young player, he was crying, shouting ‘Hey, the other team got the ball, where can we win the balls?’.
“It’s the same with quite a few other players, so we had to make some concessions at some point, maybe we made quite a few, and that’s also possible.”