Ronaldo on Fergie: He’s the best coach EVER but I still don’t understand him!

first_img1 Cristiano Ronaldo and Sir Alex Ferguson Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted he still cannot understand what his former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is saying.The Real Madrid star, the subject of a film documentary about his life which is now on general release, spoke of his respect for the legendary Scot in an interview with Jonathan Ross, describing Ferguson as ‘the best coach I ever had’.But he confessed that he still finds the Glaswegian’s accent impenetrable, stating: “I still don’t understand him. In the beginning, I had a translator, a Brazilian man, of course, basically only for him.”Ronaldo has described Ferguson as a ‘father figure’ and he told Ross that has has never forgotten his old manager’s compassion in allowing him to visit his late father – who suffered from alcoholism – when he was ill.“I just have to say thank you for what (Ferguson) did for me,” he said.“We had an important game in the Champions League and I said, ‘Coach I need to go to see my daddy’ and I was a key player, I was a very important player and he said, ‘Listen, your personal life, your family is the important thing that you have in your life. If you want to go three days, four days, five days you can go’.“This moment is what I keep for me because it was the most important time in my life and he shared it with me. This is why I respect him and for me he’s the best coach I ever had.”Ronaldo, who spent six years at United before moving to Real, also spoke of his affection for his time in England.“I respect English people a lot because they are very polite and they respect (you),” he added.“But it’s true, the time I spent here, people treated me unbelievably. I’m never going to forget that.”last_img read more