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Florentino Perez: The best of the Real Madrid president's leaked comments

Tom Gott
Florentino Perez can't stay away from a scandal
Florentino Perez can't stay away from a scandal / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images
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Florentino Perez's reputation isn't exactly at its highest right now after the whole Super League debacle, but the fun hasn't ended their for the Real Madrid president.

Perez has recently been caught up in a fresh scandal from El Confidencial involving a shedload of leaked audio files from between 2006 and 2012, in which the Real chief has been caught ripping the life out of literally everyone not named Zinedine Zidane.

There have been some absolutely mental leaks so far, and here are some of the best.


On Cristiano Ronaldo & Jose Mourinho

Cristiano Ronaldo, Jose Mourinho
Ronaldo & Mourinho were in the firing line / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/Getty Images

"This guy [Ronaldo] is an idiot, a sick man. You think this guy is normal? He’s not normal, otherwise, he wouldn’t do all the things he does. The last foolish thing he did, everyone around the world saw it.

“He [Ronaldo] and the coach [Mourinho] don’t see the reality because the two could earn a lot more money if they were different. They are both abnormal because we are talking about a lot of money in image rights.

"Mourinho is an idiot. It is not that he does not want to play. Well, he's a bit abnormal...that said, he has been overwhelmed by the pressure."


On Iker Casillas & Raul

Raul, Iker Casillas
There were some choice words for Raul & Casillas / Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

"[Casillas] is not a Real Madrid goalkeeper, what can I say? He never has been. He has been our biggest mistake. The problem is everyone loves him, I don't know why. He has so many people on his side. But anyway, he is one of the biggest frauds.

"But anyway, he's one of the biggest frauds, the second is Raul. The two great Real Madrid frauds are Raul first and Casillas second.

“Zidane's a great guy. And [David] Beckham and Ronaldo, but then there are the others that think that... let's see. Raul is a bad person. He thinks Madrid is his and he uses everything there is in Madrid, developing everything for his own benefit. Him and his agent. They are to blame for Madrid not doing well.

“Look, I left, among other reasons, because of him. He is a negative guy, he is destroying Madrid.”


On Vicente del Bosque

Vicente del Bosque
Perez had no faith in Del Bosque / Clive Mason/Getty Images

"He doesn't know how to coach, nor does he know about tactics. He's a fool. No one offers Vicente del Bosque work because they all know he's not a coach. The Del Bosque stuff is the biggest lie I've seen in my life.

"Ask the Besiktas president [Yildirim Demiroren] what he felt. [Del Bosque] isn't a coach, [Jose Antonio] Camacho is.

"[Luis] Figo arrived and became close with Raul, and between them and [Fernando] Hierro they ran the squad. Poor Vicente, he didn't belong there. They say he'll take over the national team, that's just what they need. Del Bosque, you know?"

Del Bosque took the Spain job in 2008 and won the World Cup and the Euros over the next four years.


On Luis Figo & Guti

Luis Figo
Figo wasn't safe / Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images

“Figo is the one who f***s up the locker room. He’s a son of a b***h, like Raul. The two worst are Figo and Raul.

“[Guti]’s a b*****d. His worst enemy is himself. He’s being used by [Cadena] Ser because they want to hire a moron, and he is a moron. And Cope will leave him hanging, he won’t go.”


On Michel & selling Juan Mata

Juan Mata
Perez never wanted to sell Mata / Pool/Getty Images

"I think Michel is the one who made the hole for Mata [to leave], he is the one who threw him out of Real Madrid Castilla to put his son in the team. He is a fraud."

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