Former Premier League manager Sir Alex Ferguson may have attained legendary status for Manchester United fans but Juan Sebastian Veron believes he was not the best manager he played under.
The Argentine shed light upon a number of details in a media interaction with 90min. One of the various issues he discussed was the top football managers he has played under.
“I didn’t pay much attention to the tactical details. In reality, I played, I paid attention, I knew what was being said – because obviously you are obviously within a group – but I always paid a lot of attention to team management, always,” Juan Sebastian Veron was quoted as saying by 90min.
“For me, the best at that who I worked with was Sven-Goran Eriksson,” he added.
“I hardly ever experienced any kind of problems in his teams. And they were groups with strong personalities. He got on with everyone very well and ultimately that made us win, especially at Lazio,” he said.
Veron also had his say on who he thinks the better player between Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona is.
“It is difficult, very complex,” the former Argentine midfielder said.
“Some say Maradona, because he won a World Cup. Those who did not see Maradona and did see Messi are going to tell you Messi,” he said.
“I think those kinds of comparisons with players that have given us so much in football seem very unfair. Such discussions lead to nothing, they are useless.
“Diego marked an era and today Messi is marking his own with different personalities, and different ways to play football.
“They are undoubtedly two historic players and we are lucky that they are Argentine,” he concluded.