Former coach Manuel Pellegrini has blamed Real Madrid's lack of success during his tenure on club president Florentino Perez.
Pellegrini was axed after just one season in the Santiago Bernabeu hot-seat after failing to reclaim the La Liga title from Barcelona and seeing his side exit the Champions League at the last 16 stage.
But after keeping his counsel over the summer, the Chilean coach has now pointed the finger of blame at the transfer policy employed by Perez in his second spell as Real president.
Perez sanctioned the big-money arrivals of Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka last summer while allowing the likes of World Cup stars Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder to leave in cut-price deals.
"They sign the best players, but not the best players needed in a certain position," stated the former Villarreal coach.
"It's no good having an orchestra with the 10 best guitarists if I don't have a pianist.
"Real Madrid have the best guitarists, but if I ask them to play the piano they won't be able to do it so well."