Gullit Continues His Vendetta

Last updated : 31 January 2006 By Footy Mad - Editor
Gullit (talking to Four Four Two magazine): "I still think I made the right decision. Look at the way things have developed. It's still the same situation. I spoke to fans on the radio recently and asked if it had improved since I left. They said no, so maybe I was right. The coaches since me have tried to do the same thing and they couldn't because he is so beloved there.

"That is why I thought 'I cannot change this, it's better for me to go'. I'm sitting here now and I know I was right. It was six or seven years ago and nothing has changed. Nobody can prove I was wrong.

"Sometimes there is a pattern at a club and you have to have fresh blood. The same thing is happening at Real Madrid now - you need hungry players or it gets stale; they're comfortable, they get money, but are they hungry?

"The chairman didn't want me to leave because he knew I was right. I had an honest relationship with him; I said, 'I can't change that and you can't because you have a lot of problems. I don't need the money, I'll just go.'

"It's not just about Alan Shearer; if you want to change things you need backing but if that will hurt a lot of people it's better you go. I know I made the right choice even though I didn't want to go. I had a good time there, the fans were great, everything was great."