​Legendary manager, Jose Mourinho has opened up on the best experience of his career across spells in Portugal, England, Italy and Spain, claiming that his time at ​Real Madrid was the "best" despite his failure to win the UEFA Champions League with them.


Mourinho led Porto, ​Chelsea​Inter Milan and Real Madrid to league titles while also winning the Champions League with the Portugese and Italian giants. While he did lead ​Manchester United to the title in the Premier league, he did help them win the UEFA Europa League during his stint at Manchester.


Despite his success on the European stage with a number of clubs, the Portugese has revealed that his time in Spain with Madrid provided him with the best memories.



"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 said to ​Marca.


Mourinho took over the reigns of the Los Blancos in 2010, a time when their rivals, Barcelona were redefining how football was played under Pep Guardiola and the 56-year-old was a bonafide success at the Bernabeu, leading them to one La Liga and the Copa del Rey title.


"What they asked me at Real Madrid went with 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. We had to prevent Barca from crushing us and that's why the Mestalla cup final is the most important."


"From there nothing was the same. We won the league, the Super Cup, but nothing was like the [Copa del Rey] final. Unfortunately, I didn't manage to win any of the three Champions League semi-finals," he concluded.