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4 Footballers Who Have Criticised Their Former Managers

Over the years, criticism has become one of the most talked about aspects in football. It often starts when a footballer doesn’t play well or when a manager doesn’t live up to expectations.

Sometimes, criticisms are unwarranted and can also be a form of motivation for a player or a manager to step up their game.

Great players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are also victims of criticism either from mangers or other players.

It is often very common to see footballers get criticised. Today however, we will be focusing on some football players that criticised their managers at some point in their careers.

1. Heinz Muller (Thomas Tuchel)

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Retired German professional goalkeeper, Heinz Muller once criticised Thomas Tuchel.

He mentioned that Thomas Tuchel was a dictator, and bullied him during his time at Mainz.

Heinz said the situation made Tuchel to become unforgiving.

2. Samuel Eto’o (Pep Guardiola)

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Former Barcelona player, Samuel Eto’o helped the club win the Champions League in 2009, during Guardiola’s first season.

Despite his impressive performances he didn’t get along well with Guardiola.

Eto’o in an interview once said that his influence in the team was underestimated. He mentioned that Guardiola did not understand the team or the story of the dressing room.

His stay at Barca only lasted for a year as he was sold to Inter in the following season.

3. Paul Pogba (Jose Mourinho)

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Nobody can easily forget about the time Jose Mourinho spent at Manchester United.

Pogba accused Mourinho of casting his players aside and making them feel like they don’t exist without any explanation.

He talked about how he had a great relationship with Mourinho and how everything changed in a way he still doesn’t understand.

Aside from Pogba, other Manchester United players had issues with Mourinho, but Pogba spoke about it.

4. Miralem Pjanic 

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Miralem Pjanic’s time at Barcelona was a nightmare under Ronald Koeman. The midfielder after his loan move to Besiktas was vocal about the kind of treatment he received from Ronald Koeman.

The Bosnian player said he was unfairly left out of the squad for no reason despite meeting Koeman’s expectations and training hard.

He mentioned that Messi had to ask if he had any problems with Koeman because he didn’t understand the situation.

He said he didn’t understand what Koeman wanted from him, and the situation became worse due to lack of communication from the manager.

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