It is no longer news that 2021 has been arguably the most difficult year in the career of Cristiano Ronaldo. From failing to win the Champions league with Juventus to rejoining a disjointed Manchester United team, to missing out from automatic qualification to the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the Portugese International has had nothing to celebrate other than his goals.
His performance this year has really attracted a whole lot of mixed reactions as one minute he is being commended and the next he is the subject of dissection by critics. In the wake of his personal and team struggles, two managers have been fired from their roles in 2021.
Take a look;
1- Andrea Pirlo (Juventus)
Following a difficult season with Juventus, the Italian was dismissed at the end of the 2020-21 campaign as the Old Lady barely qualified for the Champions league. Under him, a run of nine consecutive Serie A titles was terminated by Inter Milan and even Cristiano Ronaldo's goals weren't enough to save his job. Having grown tired of the Old Lady, the Portugese International made a sensational return to Manchester United last summer.
2- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Manchester United)
The Norwegian becomes the latest manager to lose his job this year after coaching Cristiano Ronaldo as a squad that was supposed to be a dominant force ended up becoming a punching bag for other teams. In the wake of this, United have fired Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and have placed Michael Carrick incharge of upcoming games as they continue to look for a permanent replacement.
In light of these sackings, there can only be one conclusion, you cannot have a player like Cristiano Ronaldo in your team and be failing as a manager.
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