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Mourinho tribute to Real Madrid legend Casillas after retirement announcement

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has paid tribute to Iker Casillas.

The Real Madrid legend announced his retirement yesterday.

Mourinho and Casillas fell out at Real, though the Portuguese insists they're now friends.

"His intelligence and maturity meant that we always have respected each other and years later, even been able to become good friends," Mourinho told AS.

For the Spurs manager, Iker is "a great goalkeeper and a great man". He also recalled all of the successes that they enjoyed together: "Iker is one of the greatest goalkeepers in Real Madrid's history, in Spain's history and world football's history.

"With him, we won the league which broke all records and we also had some difficult moments because of a decision which I took - a professional decision, not a personal one, to play someone else in goal."

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