Juninho Pernambucano will not be solely an excellent soccer participant: for 3 seasons he was additionally Lyon’s sports activities director, working with Rudi Garcia on the time.
For two years he received to know Cristiano Ronaldo’s coach very nicely and assured that he has no good reminiscences. A discreet one that likes to protect privateness, he ended up giving his opinion in regards to the French, in Maisfutebol statements, simply out of respect for Ronaldo.
“I actually considered speaking about this citizen, as a result of simply by saying his title we already really feel slightly lack of vitality. But as a result of the participant is Cristiano Ronaldo, whom I like and respect rather a lot , I made a decision to reply», started to say Juninho Pernambucano.
“My expertise with Rudi Garcia was horrible. This is the largest unhealthy character I’ve met in my complete soccer profession. He doesn’t understand how to lead anything. He leads the worry that he inflicts on others. He solely respects individuals who have energy or whom he can make the most of within the relationship.”
Because of that, Juninho Pernambucano believes that Cristiano Ronaldo has no drawback.
«Now within the relationship with CR7, he doesn’t dare to do anything disruptive, quite the opposite, he will serve him breakfast if vital. He will strive to be Cristiano’s pal, be shut and he will do all the things for that. It is a dream for him to be mates with Cristiano Ronaldo », he ensures.
«For Rudi Garcia, the success of the crew, the concord within the locker room doesn’t matter. It is necessary that he is the focal point, even if it’s in disaster. But like all cool folks, he acknowledges those that are superior to him and tries to make the most of them. Cristiano Ronaldo is without doubt one of the biggest in soccer historical past, a legend, and Rudi is aware of it.
Juninho Pernambucano was Rudi Garcia’s boss for 2 years, the place they labored collectively as Lyon’s sporting director and coach.
Until the top of the 2020-21 season, the Frenchman was fired after failing to qualify for the Champions League: Anthony Lopes’ crew completed the French League in fourth place.
After the departure, Rudi Garcia made some criticisms of Juninho, saying that the sporting director suspended Aouar when he solely proposed a high-quality, as well as to accusing him of giving favoritism of the Brazilian gamers and doing issues behind his again.
These statements angered Juninho and marked the separation between the 2.
“He is chilly, calculating, extremely suspicious and insecure. That’s why he instilled worry within the staff and technical crew as an entire, as a result of he did not belief himself. But more often than not he is aware of how to cover all the things, displaying a distinct picture on the sting of the sector», he mentioned.
“He did all the things to get in the way in which of Bruno Guimarães, simply because I, because the sports activities director, didn’t permit him to select the gamers for hire, as a result of I had to take into consideration the medium and long run. He needed the gamers of his supervisor. He did all the things for Paquetá not to go to Lyon, as a result of he needed a participant from his supervisor at the moment, and I do know that is not what we’d like. It’s only a few examples.”
Juninho Pernambucano signed Brazilians reminiscent of Thiago Mendes, Bruno Guimarães, Emerson Palmieri, Lucas Paquetá, Jean Lucas, though the costliest reinforcements have been even the Frenchman Reine-Adelaide and the Danish Joachim Andersen.
“What he likes essentially the most are press conferences. If he might, he would see himself reside giving interviews. During the times of the convention he was like a baby, he got here very comfortable and at last requested me if I had seen the convention. He wants that, to be the focal point. He has not advanced as an individual, however he is aware of that he has to present that he, in some conditions, manages to deceive many individuals », he added.
“On the sector it is nearly as unhealthy as in particular person. I noticed nearly all of the coaching. He instantly ended the tactical coaching, nearly by no means repeated the workout routines for each side, giving little significance to the standard of the crew’s recreation. The solely benefit of him, which is very helpful for medium or small groups, is his deep balls. He calls for lots of that, making the crew with good assaults and pace. But he does not know the technical half, occupation of areas, recreation intelligence, variation between brief and lengthy, he has no job to strain the opponent, he simply requested for it to be over. It additionally requires an aggressive crew that may draw fouls.