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Mijatovic: "Cristiano and Florentino had a difficult relationship"

The ex-Real Madrid player and sporting director has spoken to the Portuguese press about Cristiano Ronaldo's departure from the Bernabeu.

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Pedja Mijatovic.
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Pedja Mijatovic has given his view on Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure from Real Madrid to Portuguese sports paper A Bola. The former Yugoslavian international, who played and worked as sporting director for the club, pointed to the “difficult relationship” between Ronaldo and president Florentino Perez as a motive behind his move to Juventus.

“I don’t think it was a decision that was taken lightly. It was certainly the end result of something that had been brewing for a while,” said Mijatovic. “Maybe the reason is the strange relationship between Cristiano and the president. I don’t know exactly what happened between them but, from the outside, it seems, without a doubt, that there were serious problems and that they had a difficult relationship.”