Perez has been left embarrassed by a leaked audio from 2006 which appears to show him making disparaging comments about a series of club greats, including Raul and Iker Casillas.
In a report in online newspaper El Confidencial on Tuesday, Perez can be heard describing former striker Raul, the current coach of Real’s reserve team, and former goalkeeper and captain Casillas, now a club ambassador, as “the two biggest frauds at Madrid”.
The audios published on Tuesday are reported to have been recorded after he resigned.
Perez responded to the release of the recordings by saying they were taken out of context, adding he believed they have appeared now as he is a fervent supporter of the European Super League.
Perez is particularly scathing of Casillas, who came through Real’s academy and won the 2000 and 2002 Champions League titles while later lifting the club’s long-awaited 10th European Cup, known as ‘La Decima’, in 2014.
Casillas left the club in 2015, his place among fans having fallen after a bitter falling out with Jose Mourinho, who dropped him from the side in his tumultuous final season in charge.
“He is not a Real Madrid goalkeeper, what do you want me to say. He is not, he never has been,” he said of Casillas according to El Confidencial.