Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is having a really tough time at the minute with poor league form, stadium bans and rumours of player unrest.
Adding to his woes, reports of a changing room bust-up with Cristiano Ronaldo during his time in charge of Real Madrid have surfaced in a new book.
In a Telegraph serialisation of Guillem Balague’s new book Cristiano Ronaldo: The Biography, Balague describes the rift caused when the manager asked for Ronaldo to track back.
The player, unable to contain his fury, got up from the bench where he was changing and began shouting: “After everything I’ve done for you, this is how you treat me! How dare you say that to me?” Balague writes.
‘Many of the players who witnessed the scene had demanded that Mourinho, either directly or through the coaching staff, ask Ronaldo to defend more.
‘The situation escalated to the point where Cristiano had to be held back (some sources say by Casillas, others say by Arbeloa and Khedira, or even Sergio Ramos) to prevent the pair from coming to blows.’