It has been reported that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez believes they owe Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho for this year’s success.
Perez believes Carlo Ancelotti’s predecessor Mourinho paved the way for Real’s recent success.
Mourinho left Real in 2013 to guide Chelsea for a second stint.
“With Mourinho, Real Madrid took a qualitative leap,” Perez said. “There was a change in terms of intensity and excitement.
“From time to time Mourinho sends me a message. He congratulated me for (Real) winning the Champions League.”