My Worst Coach: Candid Confessions from Players

Suso of Sevilla called Jorge Sampaoli his "worst coach." Despite Sampaoli's troubled tenure, Sevilla won the Europa League and secured a Champions League spot after the coach's departure.

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Suso vs. Jorge Sampaoli

"It all depends on Guardiola's ego, and it also depends on him how Haaland plays for Manchester City."

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic of FC Barcelona, on Pep Guardiola as his worst coach

"What hurts me the most is that the coach didn't use me in my position."

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Nicolas Anelka of France during the 2010 World Cup, on Raymond Domenech as his worst coach 

"On a tactical level, Koeman couldn't give the players what they needed,"

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Santiago Canizares of Valencia during the 2007/08 season, on Ronald Koeman as his worst coach

"Cuper was a worse coach than Capello."

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 Ronaldo of Inter Milan, on Hector Cuper as his worst coach

Mario Balotelli's rocky relationship with Roberto Mancini at Manchester City F.C. is widely known. An on-field clash and subsequent criticism strained their bond, but they later reconciled.

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Mario Balotelli vs. Roberto Mancini

Football sees conflicts between players and coaches. Despite clashes, coaches like Pep Guardiola achieved Champions League glory, while players like Zlatan have not experienced that success.

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