Real Madrid GM Valdano admits admiration for Mourinho
Mourinho has already declared he will coach Real "some day" and is expected to replace Manuel Pellegrini after tomorrow's Champions League final.
Valdano told Mediaset: "It is an honor Mourinho has said that one day he will train Real Madrid, however the culmination of all the great players and coaches is to work for our club.
"Mourinho is a smart coach, competitive and pragmatic. In any league in which he has experimented, he has proven to be number one. He has adapted to the English game and the Italian one, always reaching the top."
Valdano also said of Pellegrini and his situation: "In the next week the board will meet and make a decision."