Former Blackburn Rovers defender Michel Salgado has claimed that a second successive relegation for the club would be fatal. Blackburn are currently fighting against relegation this season, which is incredible considering that they were one of the favourites for being promoted back to the Premier league at the start of the campaign. The club has changed four managers over the course of the season and there has been widespread concern about the way the club has been run by the Indian owners. Salgado, who played for the club for a few years, has said that the club simply cannot afford being in League One.
Blackburn are just one place among the relegation zone and they will be facing Huddersfield during the weekend. Salgado is widely known for his spell with Spanish club Real Madrid, with whom he won major titles including the Champions League. Parachute payments are the major source of income for Blackburn right now with the club set to receive around £ 30 million over the course of the next three years. Even though this may seem substantial enough, this is a huge cut from the revenues when the club was in the Premier league. Salgado has retired from football and he is doing punditry work around the world.
“Relegation would be really lethal for the club. Economically, it would be really tough to take. The summer is a crucial time to make a lot of decisions and turn things around. The most important thing right now is they stay up. It is the only chance to keep the club in good condition. After staying up I want someone making sense for the first time in a long time and getting Blackburn Rovers back to where they belong. What I never understood was the owners,” said Salgado in a recent interview.
The former Real Madrid defender Michel Salgado has said that it is up to the manager José Mourinho to heal the rift within the squad if the club are to be successful once again. Real Madrid have had a terrible season in the league after falling 18 points behind the leaders Barcelona. This has intensified the criticism on the manager José Mourinho, who has developed several rifts with key players in the squad. One among them has been the goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas, who was recently left out of the starting line-up. There have been several factions within the squad that have led to the poor run of results this season.
Salgado has said that the possibility of winning the league is now over, but there are still possibility of success in the European competitions. Real Madrid have been looking to win the elusive 10th European cup for a long time. It remains the only major title that the club can win this season. If Mourinho does not win this trophy, then he is likely to be shown the door at the end of the season. Salgado has said that Mourinho must make it a priority to heal the rift between him and the players.
“If you do want to win it, if you do want to have a chance, the first thing you have to do is try at least to fix the problems you’ve got in the dressing room. Mourinho I think has to step in, have a meeting with the players and try to fix all the problems they’ve got, sort out all the troubles. The league is over. Real are not going to win it because the distance is too much. The only chance is Champions League and the King’s Cup,” said the defender who represented Real for a decade.
The former Real Madrid defender Michel Salgado has said that he would be open to the possibility of returning to the Santiago Bernebeu in order to help the manager José Mourinho recover from his problems at the club. The Portuguese manager José Mourinho has been facing problems never before like in his career. He has already lost six matches so far this campaign with Real Madrid, which is by far the worst he has managed in any of his previous clubs. Real Madrid have fallen 13 points behind arch rivals Barcelona, with the manager recently admitting that there is no chance of them winning the title now.
This has come a major blow to his reputation and fans have been calling for his head for quite a while. The has also been a lot of speculation that he will leave the club at the end of the season after not settling in with the Spanish culture. His future at the Santiago Bernabeu depends on the possibility of winning the elusive 10th European trophy that the club is chasing. Salgado, who has a lot of experience of playing for the Spanish club, has said that he is willing to join Mourinho at Real Madrid in the hope of helping him understand the philosophy of the club.
“I would do anything that Madrid wants, whenever it needs me. My phone is always open for Madrid, for Mourinho or anyone from the club. When they call me for something, I am here. Florentino is a powerful person who controls everything. He has done lots of good things, but also made mistakes. He decided Mourinho was his key to come out of a difficult moment. That was why he gave him so much power,” said the former Real Madrid defender Michel Salgado in a recent interview.