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Tottenham manager ​Mourinho explains Real Madrid connection: Perez loves me...

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has spoken about his positive relationship with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.

Mourinho was asked by journalists about his relations at previous clubs, including Manchester United, Real and Chelsea.

When it came time to talk about his time at the Spanish capital club, Mourinho only had positive words for the team and its president Florentino Perez.

"If you want to call my friends at Real Madrid then yes I speak with them many times. I have so many friends there," he told reporters.

"The president [Florentino Perez] is the first one. He loves me and I love him, we are friends, we speak, we exchange SMS, we wish luck, we say Merry Christmas, Happy Birthday, good luck in the game.

"I loved my period there.

"We did amazing things. We had our problems. We had our frustrations.

"It was an amazing period for me. I feel always very flattered when I leave these things behind me which go above success, above football. It's about the human being. It's about relations.

"So Real Madrid is part of my livelihood, part of my life and I always wish them good, I am always happy when Madrid goes in the right direction.

"If we play them in the Champions League, apart from that match I just want Real Madrid to win and to be successful."

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