Despite later denying he made such comments, Luiz Filipe Scolari, who then had been in talks with Chelsea, advised Cristiano Ronaldo that a move to Real Madrid would be in the player’s best interest.

“It’s a great opportunity and, as Scolari says, that train passes by only once and we have to take advantage of it,” Ronaldo said back in June.

Since then, Scolari has been confirmed as Chelsea coach, whilst Carlos Queiroz has left Manchester United for Portugal. Ronaldo’s current International coach is far more eager that the winger stays where he is!

“I haven’t spoken to Cristiano in a few days but we’re friends and have been in touch,” said Queiroz. “Do I expect him to stay? As far as I know, I don’t expect things to change but that’s a question that needs to be addressed to the club. Would I advise him to stay for one more season? When I talk to players my advice is between me and them. I will not express my opinion in a public way.”