Calderon has accused his successor Florentino Perez of going “too far” by having a stage erected at the Bernabéu to unveil Bale while the player’s £86 million world-record transfer from Tottenham Hotspur was still in the balance.
He told the Telegraph: "The president in some cases is behaving with a bit of arrogance.
“When you are very powerful, like Real Madrid is, you have to be humble. It’s what I did.
“You can’t go over the world just pushing things to the limit.
“It seems like the club, Real Madrid, thought that everything was done.
“Everyone thought they could show a picture of the stage where Bale was going to be presented to the fans.”
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