After the sack of Rudi Garcia, Cristiano Ronaldo has now seen seven managers lose their job while he plays for the club.
Futballnews takes stock of all football managers that have lost their jobs while managing Cristiano Ronaldo as one of their players.
Massimilliano Allegri of Juventus
Cristiano Ronaldo joined Juventus from Real Madrid in 2018.
He played under Massimilliano Allegri in the 2018/19 Serie A season. Despite winning the Serie A with the Old Ladies, Allegri was sacked as the manager of the club.
After Allegri’s sack, he was recalled back to coaching duties. Allegri aimed a brutal dig at Cristiano Ronaldo, saying Ronaldo must accept rotation in the squad.
Allegri’s return to the dugout at Juventus is said to be one of the reasons Cristiano Ronaldo left the club and returned to Manchester United in 2021.
Mauricio Sarri of Juventus
Former Juventus and Chelsea manager Mauricio Sarri also managed Cristiano Ronaldo as one of his players at Juventus in 2019.
He took over from Massimilliano Allegri and won the Serie A with the club as his predecessor but was sacked after Champions League quarterfinal loss to Lyon.
Speaking in 2021 as Lazio manager, Mauricio Sarri said Cristiano Ronaldo was a very difficult player to manage.
During a Champions League game against Lokomotive Moscow Cristiano Ronaldo was obviously angry when subbed off by Sarri.
He paced pass him and headed straight to the exit tunnel, muttering words of fury to himself.
Ronaldo reportedly left the stadium before the final whistle.
Andrea Pirlo of Juventus
Cristiano Ronaldo also had a substitution problem with Andrea Pirlo at Juventus.
He was left fuming after he was subbed off by Pirlo while chasing a hat-trick against Inter Milan in Coppa Italia semifinal.
After the game, Pirlo reportedly replied saying there is no clause saying Ronaldo will not be subbed off in games.
Ronaldo was replaced by Alvaro Morata but was shocked and unhappy to be subbed off as he heads to the bench. Weeks after, the coach was sacked.
Ralf Rangnick of Manchester United
Ralf Rangnick clashed with Cristiano Ronaldo when he subbed him off in Manchester United’s 3-1 win over Brentford at the Gtech Community Stadium.
Anthony Elanga and Mason Greenwood gave United a two-goal lead before Ralf Rangnick decided to bring off the Portuguese star but Ronaldo was obviously pissed off.
He exploded with fury saying, “why did he takes me off?”
Cristiano Ronaldo later aimed a slight dig at Ralf Rangnick in his Piers Morgan interview when he blasted the club’s hierarchy for bringing on a sports director as a coach.
Ralf Rangnick was Man United interim manager and left his role at the club after Erik Ten Hag was appointed the club’s manager.
Ole Gunner Solskjaer of Manchester United
Ole Gunner Solskjaer oversaw Cristiano Ronaldo’s homecoming to Manchester United in 2021 from Juventus.
Unlike other managers, Cristiano Ronaldo had a relatively great relationship with Ole Gunner Solskjaer.
After Solskjaer was sacked by the club, the Portuguese star reportedly berated the club’s decision to sack Solskjaer.
However, the Times reported Ole Gunner Solskjaer held some reservations against Cristiano Ronaldo and the decision of the club to sign him back from Juventus.
Solskjaer focused on youngsters in Manchester United. He did not see Ronaldo fit for his plan.
Nevertheless, the club made the move to sign Ronaldo to prevent him from joining arch domestic rivals, Manchester City.
Fernando Santos of Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo had a frustrating World Cup experience under former Portugal manager Fernando Santos.
Ronaldo was angry when he was subbed off by Fernando Santos in Portugal’s World Cup clash against South Korea.
He threatened to quit the World Cup after he was left on the bench against Switzerland in round 16.
Fernando Santos was sacked after Portugal exited the World Cup in the quarterfinal against Morocco.
Former Al-Nassr boss Rudi Garcia is the seventh manager who has been sacked while managing Cristiano Ronaldo.
A poor and abysmal Saudi Pro League run coupled with Cristiano Ronaldo’s overarching influence at the club cost Rudi Garcia his job.
According to AS, Ronaldo was reportedly unhappy with Rudi Garcia after the club’s poor run in the Saudi Pro League and had urged the club’s hierachy to part ways with the French tactician.