Jose Mourinho has revealed that coaching Real Madrid was the best time in his managerial career despite achieving more success with the likes of Chelsea, Porto, and Inter.
The Portuguese coach said that it was during his time at the Santiago Bernabeu he learned and evolved most as a coach and that is exactly why that phase is on top of his list.
Having enjoyed huge success with Chelsea, Inter, and Porto, Mourinho joined Madrid in the year 2010 and was at the charge of the Spanish giants till 2013.
During his time at the club, Mourinho won La Liga in 2011-12 while also claiming a Copa del Rey and Supercopa de Espana before returning to Stamford Bridge for his second spell with the Blues.
He also won the Champions League with Porto and Inter but still looks back at the time with Real Madrid as his fondest memory as a coach.
“Real Madrid was my best experience because of what I learned as a coach, as a man, because of the lessons I took in my career and in my life.
“It is the best memory of my career, it was fantastic.”
Mourinho revealed that during his tenure with Real Madrid, the rivalry with Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona is his most memorable moments.
During the 2011-12 league triumph, Real Madrid set a league record for points in a season with 100 under Mourinho and the Portuguese take pride in his successes against a Barcelona team that was arguably the best at that time.