The news that Florentino Perez allegedly blew his top at Sergio Ramos in the Real Madrid dressing room in the wake of their Champions League defeat to Ajax should come as no surprise.
After all, when things start to go pear shaped at the Santiago Bernabeu, if there’s one man who absolves himself of all blame, it’s the president.
As powerful as one man can be, Perez has his stooges in the media who perpetuate the narrative that he’s still the best man for the top job.
Only now, with no silverware likely for another season under his presidency, the weight of public opinion is beginning to shift.
Though Real may be christened as the ‘best team in the world,’ they’ve been anything but in 2018/19, and Perez has to accept his fair share of responsibility.
After all, it was his decision to sack Julen Lopetegui after just a few months, despite noting in the summer that he was ‘absolutely the right man for the job.’
Bringing in Santiago Solari seemed to be a sensible move, but there was always a question mark regarding just how good he really was at the top level of management when the going got tough.
Now we have our answer. Not very good at all.
With Solari out and Zinedine Zidane back, we are expecting serious changes at the Bernabeu this summer.
Zidane has wasted no time bringing new players in, signing Eder Militao from Porto for €50m. But what about players leaving?