Former Brazilian World Cup winner, Kaka has said that Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho was a ‘difficult’ coach to work with at Real Madrid.
The 35-year-old, who retired in December, said Mourinho never gave him a chance to succeed at the Santiago Bernabeu.
“In 2009 I accepted the proposal from Real Madrid, but after that move I was completely destroyed, because I couldn’t replicate what I’d done for Milan,” Kaka told UOL.
“I was totally lost. In Italy, everyone had loved me, but in Spain they all wanted me to just leave. Jose Mourinho did not give him a chance at Real Madrid.”
“Jose Mourinho was a difficult coach for me to work with. “When I thought he might give me a chance, it never happened.”
“I didn’t get the chance to prove my form to him. “I trained hard, fought and prayed so much, but without the coach having faith in me, I realised I couldn’t work with him.”
“I was so happy after leaving Real Madrid and returning to Milan, especially after Mourinho said I was one of the most professional players he had ever worked with.”