Former Barcelona goalkeeper Vitor Baia has taken the time to praise Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho, and feels that the Portuguese trainer would have been a good option for the Blaugranas.
The Santiago Bernabeu tactician worked at the Camp Nou from 1996 until 2000 under head coaches Bobby Robson and Louis van Gaal, and his countryman is confident that Mourinho would have done a good job if he'd ever taken charge of the current European champions.
"He's the best coach in the world in my opinion, and he is a very special person," Baia said to Esports COPE.
"Mourinho would have been a good coach for Barcelona. He has the ability to adapt to every culture.
"The Mourinho we saw at Chelsea was a completely different coach than the one at Porto. And the one at Inter was again another type of coach. The Mourinho we're now seeing at Madrid is once more another type," the 42-year-old raved.
A number of recent reports suggested that Mourinho could be on his way out of Madrid at the end of the season, but the controversial coach has so far denied that he's preparing his exit from the Spanish capital.
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