Mourinho faces one of Clough's former clubs, Derby County, in the FA Cup today.
"I remember clearly Mr Clough as the manager in a generation when it was more difficult to be a special manager like he was," he said.
"That was an amazing part of the history. I watched the movie and read the book. I don’t know if it is accurate or not. But you get an insight and an idea of the personality as a man and a manager.
"It was a fantastic part of football history."
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