Mourinho said managing Real Madrid was the best phase of his career.
Jose Mourinho is one of the most successful coaches of this generation. He has enjoyed two successful spells with Chelsea. He has also coached Porto, Inter Milan and Manchester United.
Mourinho also had a three-year spell at Real Madrid. In his time at the Bernabeu, he won one La Liga title and one Copa del Rey.
Jose Mourinho told to a Portuguese TV channel: “Real Madrid was my best experience because of what I learned as a coach, as a man, from the lessons I took in my career and in my life. It’s the best memory of my career, it was fantastic.
What they asked me to do at Real Madrid suited my nature. They told me that we had the best team in the world on the other side, that they were crushing us, and we had to reverse the situation.”
Mourinho and then-Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola formed a spiky rivalry during their time together in La Liga before Guardiola left the Blaugrana in 2012. Mourinho departed Real Madrid the following year.
Jose Mourinho said in an interview with Tiki Taka about his two-year spell in charge of Inter: “Inter is my home and Moratti remains both my President and friend. It’s as if he was my family, and I feel his family in a special way: everyone at Inter is really special.
My job also consists of finding the empathy I had with Inter fans. I give my all. I join a club, I take the shirt, I wear it and I live with that shirt. I create empathy with fans and antipathy with opponents, but I believe this empathy is important for creating a bond and a special relationship with them.
Afterward, of course, when you win and trophies arrive, this empathy can be transformed into passion, which is what it was.”
“There were crucial matches in the race for the Scudetto, Coppa Italia and Champions League. The victory in Kiev, for example, was the start of everything. The defeat in Barcelona was the best defeat of my life. After practically two weeks between the Finals of the Coppa Italia and Champions League, it almost looked like a movie with ‘the perfect end’ to a story that was fantastic for me.”
Mourinho also commented on his move to Real Madrid: “I knew it would go how it did. The first year, after winning the league, which was almost normal for Inter, I understood the emotion of their fans so I could only imagine, after experiencing that emotion after the semi-final against Barcelona, what the city of Milan would be like after Madrid.
Everyone in the squad, not just the players but also everyone one, was a big family: I preferred to leave before returning because it was already a difficult situation in the dressing room and I realised it would’ve been even more difficult on the bus.
I knew that if I came back, I would’ve said ‘no’ to Real Madrid for the third time, but I had in mind to win La Liga and the Premier League, and I didn’t want to miss this third chance with Real.”
He spoke about his future plans too: “I haven’t worked for seven, eight months so we’ll see what happens, but I don’t think I’ll come back to work in Italy. It’s a sensation, but I don’t think my future will be in Italy.”
According to various reports, Jose Mourinho is waiting in the sidelines to replace Zidane at Real Madrid. But this news is far away from becoming reality as Real Madrid allocated huge funds for Zidane in this transfer window to help him build the squad that he wished for. Along with that, Zidane’s side is slowly getting back to their best and it seems there lies ahead another successful spell under Zinedine Zidane.
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