Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata feels the club's new coach must be someone who "understands the club and the values that it represents".
As exclusively revealed by Goal, Jose Mourinho will depart the Santiago Bernabeu for a return to Chelsea this summer after a turbulent season in which los Blancos failed to retain their Liga crown and were beaten in the final of the Copa del Rey.
And the 19-year-old striker believes Madrid must be careful in identifying his successor and outlined the need for a figure who is representative of what the club is about.
“Whichever coach that comes in, be it [Carlo] Ancelotti or any other, he will have his own way of working. They are all different so it makes no sense comparing them to previous coaches,” he told Marca.
“Real Madrid needs a coach that knows the club and understands the values that it represents.”
Morata then revealed his debt of gratitude to Mourinho for helping him to break into the first-team setup.
“I am hugely grateful to Mourinho. He is the coach who gave me my opportunity with Real Madrid and I wish him lots of luck. I think he would have liked to have left the club a bit happier,” he added.
The teenager also commented on one of the club’s reported transfer targets Gareth Bale, and admitted would be delighted if he joined the club.
Morata has made 18 appearances for Madrid, scoring two goals in the process.