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Fabio Capello: “The greatest talent I have ever coached was Ronaldo, but he also caused problems”

The former Real Madrid manager spoke about the difficulty in managing El Fenómeno

Fabio Capello Retrospective Photo by Angel Martinez/Real Madrid via Getty Images

Fabio Capello has never been one to mince his words. In an interview with Sky Sports, the legendary Italian coach talked about managing Ronaldo Nazario for 6 months during his second tenure at Real Madrid from 2006 - 2007.

“The greatest talent I ever coached was Ronaldo,” Capello revealed. “But at the same time he was the player who created the most problems for me in the dressing room. He used to throw parties and do everything. Once Ruud Van Nistelrooy said to me ‘coach, the dressing room smells like alcohol’.

“Then Ronaldo went to Milan and we started to win, but if we’re talking about talent then he was the greatest, without a doubt,” the coach affirmed.

Ronaldo himself has admitted that his parties were some of the best in Madrid. He was a “happy-go-lucky” individual, who blessed the game with his incredible talent, but made sure to have his fun along the way.

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