Jose Mourinho has won titles wherever has been and is rightly considered as one of the best managers in the world but a former colleague, Aitor Karanka (pictured with Mourinho in the above picture at Madrid) has said that the Portuguese tactician is the best in the world.
“Mourinho is the best coach in the world. He has shown it. And tactically he is a hundred steps ahead of the others,” said.
“He came (to Madrid) after stopping Barcelona before, with Inter (Milan). Barca had won six titles and Jose stopped them. If not for him, they would have repeated another six titles.”
Karanka, in charge of Middlesbrough in the Championship is getting advice and players from his former boss as his side looks to gain promotion to the Premiership.
“From Mourinho I learned that what is fundamental is that the players feel happy.
“He supported me a lot to come here (to Middlesbrough). He told me that it was a good place to grow and to fulfil myself.
“Chelsea have loaned us three footballers. After each match we speak and exchange messages.
“He gives me advice – the best that he has given me, since I worked with him during those three wonderful years at Real Madrid, is that the team is above individuals,” he added.