Sergio Ramos has said Zinedine Zidane’s knowledge of the Real Madrid dressing room has helped him to greater success than Jose Mourinho at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Ramos also stated that Mourinho did not do exceptional things to his career, as he was just another coach he worked with.
Mourinho comes face-to-face with his former side in Skopje on Tuesday, where Manchester United will take on Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup.
When Ramos was asked to compare Mourinho to current boss Zinedine Zidane, he said: “My view is that when a team has a coach it changes, every coach is different because if his system, tactics, and personality.
“One coach is not necessarily better than another. They are just different.
Ramos went on to play down the suggestion that Mourinho decisively moulded his career, as he transitioned from right-back to centre-half.
“I don’t think that changed my career at all,” he said.
“Mourinho was just another coach I worked with in my football career and I have always learnt from others, from when I was a youngster at Sevilla.
“So I am very, very grateful but I don’t think Mourinho has changed my life in football at all.”