Former Manchester United and Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, has identified Real Madrid as the best club he coached in his career.
According to the Portuguese, his best experiences as a manager came at Real Madrid.
Mourinho, who spent three seasons at Real Madrid, won one La Liga title during his time at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The 56-year-old, who also coached Inter Milan and Porto, was recently linked with a return to Real Madrid to replace current manager, Zinedine Zidane.
“Real Madrid was my best experience because of what I learned as a coach as a man and for the lessons that I took in my career and in my life,” he told Portuguese TV station Channel 11.
“It is the best memory of my career, it was fantastic.”
Mourinho added: “What they asked me at Real Madrid suited my nature.
“They told me the best team in Spain was from the other side, that they were crushing us and we had to reverse the situation.
“We had to prevent Barca from crushing us and that’s why the Mestalla Cup final is the most important (trophy he won).
“From there nothing was the same. We won the League, the Super Cup, but nothing was like the Cup final and I, unfortunately, failed to win the three Champions semi-finals.”
Mourinho is currently out of work after being sacked by Manchester United last December.