Because of explosive interview
Breakup between Ronaldo and Super Agent Mendes
Together, Cristiano Ronaldo (37) and Jorge Mendes (56) rose to become one of the richest men in football. Now the partnership has broken up.
The collaboration between Cristiano Ronaldo and agent Jorge Mendes is said to have ended.
All over between Cristiano Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes! As the Portuguese newspaper “Publico” writes, the two football greats have ended their collaboration.
One reason for the separation is the explosive interview with Piers Morgan, in which Ronaldo launched a sweeping attack on his former club Manchester United. Mendes is said to have vehemently resisted the interview because he saw Manchester as the only option for the continuation of Ronaldo’s career. On the other hand, the striker was annoyed that his agent was unable to fulfill his wish to move to a Champions League club last summer.
As the portal “The Athletic” reports, it was not Mendes who recently negotiated the record contract with Saudi club Al-Nassr, Ricardo Regufe was responsible for that. The Portuguese Regufe has been a longtime Ronaldo intimate ever since he was a Nike employee.
With the separation of the duo Ronaldo/Mendes one of the most successful partnerships in football history ends. Mendes has looked after CR7 since he joined Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon when he was 18. Mendes is also responsible for the transfers to Real Madrid, Juventus Turin and back to Manchester. As a thank you, he received a Greek island as a wedding present from Ronaldo. Mendes, who now counts numerous other stars among his clients, is also the godfather of Ronaldo’s son Cristiano Jr. (cmü)