Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly wants to leave Real Madrid after the sacking of Carlo Ancelotti.
A variety of publications have alleged that Ronaldo is just upset at Florentino Perez's decision to sack the Italian coach, who led the club to their 10th European cup last summer but presided over a trophyless campaign this season. He's also especially disappointed in the replacement that has been lined up.
Spanish newspaper Don Balon, via the Mirror, claimed that Ronaldo is unhappy that Real Madrid are set to appoint Rafa Benitez as their new manager. Ronaldo and Benitez had previously come head to head when the latter played for Manchester United and the former coached Liverpool.
Ancelotti was sacked on May 25 by Perez, who admitted that it had been a "very difficult decision." Ancelotti has since been linked with a return to AC Milan, where he previously won the Champions League as both a player and a coach.
Ronaldo's appreciation of Carlo Ancelotti was showcased when the Portuguese forward took to his Instagram to upload an image of himself with his former manager, alongside the caption, "Great coach and amazing person. Hope we work together next season."
For his replacement, Real Madrid are reportedly eyeing up Rafa Benitez, who earlier this week announced that he will be leaving Napoli at the end of this season.
But Cristiano Ronaldo's issues with Real Madrid doesn't just stop with their potential new manager and the dismissal of Ancelotti. Ronaldo has also taken umbrage with Florentino Perez's universal support of Gareth Bale, who has struggled since he moved for a world record fee to Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur.
The Spanish press described Ronaldo and Real Madrid president Perez's relationship as "a marriage of convenience." Ronaldo's agent, Jorge Mendes, has also added to the worries because Benitez wasn't his first choice for the managerial position. He, in fact, wanted his client Nuno, who manages at Valencia, to be considered.
If Ronaldo did actually decide to leave the Bernabeu, then there would be a long list of clubs lining up to try and secure his signature. Paris Saint German will almost certainly prepare a bid, while, according to the Daily Star, both Chelsea and Manchester United will be interested in purchasing the forward.
Chelsea's Jose Mourinho previously managed Ronaldo at Real Madrid, while Ronaldo is still regarded as a fan favorite over at Manchester United, where he played between 2003 and 2009.
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