Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has handed Claudio Ranieri a vote of confidence.

The two tacticians regularly exchanged barbed comments over the years, including the Special One referring to his colleague as 'a loser.'

But he now feels Ranieri is the best man for the Inter Milan job.

"I trust in Ranieri's experience and also have a great deal of faith in the Inter players who, as everyone knows, I still care about," the Real Madrid boss told the Gazzetta dello Sport.