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Ex-Man City & Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli reveals “worst coach” of his career

Former Liverpool and Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has revealed the name of the worst coach of his career.

Mario Balotelli, who won Golden Boy award in 2010, joined Manchester City from Inter in 2010. He later joined AC Milan and then moved to Liverpool in 2014. Balotelli currently plays for Turkish Süper Lig club Adana Demirspor.

In an interview with TVPlay, Balotelli was asked to name the worst coach of his career.

He said: “Brendan Rodgers is the worst coach I have ever had. He was number one as far as training sessions were concerned, what with keeping possession of the ball and the small-sided games. But as a person he was a disaster.”

In 2016, Brendan Rodgers opened up about his relationship with Balotelli in an interview with talkSPORT.

He said: “He was probably absolutely spot on. I just couldn’t really connect with Mario. He was one that came in very late in the window. It was a gamble taken from a club perspective. It was one where, he’s a big talent, he’ll come in and develop, he’s got all the tools. In all fairness, I just found it very difficult to connect with Mario. On the field, he tried his best. But it certainly wasn’t something that worked out as everyone would like. If he could ever match that intensity with his talent, then he’d be one of the best players in the world.”

Balotelli won the Premier League and FA Cup with Manchester City. He also won Serie A and Champions League with Inter.

Sam Barton
Sam Barton
Sam Barton fell in love with football during the 98 World Cup and has been fascinated by it ever since. The tactical side of the game is what truly inspires him to think, read and write about football, making him the ideal football writer.
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