Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has paid tribute to Barcelona counterpart Pep Guardiola.

Guardiola signed a new deal with Barca last week.

"We are having a very good run in La Liga and we don't top the table only because of [Pep] Guardiola's Barcelona," Mourinho said.

"Pep is a very prestigious coach. The time one has coached isn't important; it's what you achieve that counts. Guardiola has done enough to be regarded as one of the best coaches in the world."

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