SWP was signed by Mourinho for Chelsea during his first stint at City.
"The training was geared towards the way players like to play," he told The Independent. "It was amazing, quick, fast. If you needed to try things to make you improve it was always there in the session."
As well as appreciating Mourinho's coaching tactics, the 28-year-old credits the Inter boss with an honourable approach to man-management.
"Mourinho was good; a very good family man," said Wright-Phillips.
"If people had children and there were days we had to come in he would let you bring kids in and mess about with them while the training session was going on."