Brazilian unhappy about made up interviews.
Anzhi Makhachkala player-coach Roberto Carlos will not speak to the press again after the publication of interviews in which false quotes were attributed to him.
The former Real Madrid defender allegedly expressed his interest in signing players such as Chelsea’s Nicolas Anelka and Arsenal’s Robin van Persie.
Steven Gerrard, Neymar, Frank Lampard and Nene were all also linked with the Russian big-spenders but Carlos insists he never mentioned any names.
“Words are attributed to me about mythical new signings, whose names at times are a total surprise,” Roberto Carlos was quoted as saying by Ria Novosti.
“Not in one interview did I utter any concrete names.
“From this moment, I am not giving any more interviews to allow me to concentrate completely on my work as a coach at Anzhi.”
Anzhi have made a name for themselves by attracting Carlos, Samuel Eto’o and Yuri Zhirkov to the Dagestan area on huge wages.
Billionaire businessman Suleyman Kerimov has bankrolled the transfers and despite Carlos claiming not have mentioned names it is clear they are in the market for more players.