Back in 2012, speculation was rife that the Argentine was going to take Mourinho's job at Real Madrid.
“I said my kids are sleeping in Espanyol pyjamas every night so it's difficult to think about changing!
“When I arrived at the stadium, Jose was waiting for me with a bag with a very nice bottle of French red wine and two kits of Real Madrid shirts and shorts.
“He says, 'It's okay, these are for your kids to wear from now on!'
“We were joking from there and we have kept a very good relationship. I am so happy that he is at Tottenham, replacing me.