Real Madrid head coach Jose Mourinho has heaped praise on Barcelona counterpart Pep Guardiola just days ahead of El Clasico in the Camp Nou.
Mourinho, a former member of the Barca coaching staff, has called on his former club to hand Guardiola a new long-term contract to continue his fine work in charge of the Catalans.
The Portuguese told FIFA.com: "If I were Barca president Sandro Rosell I'd give him a contract for the next 50 years.
"He's a club man who's been steeped in the Barcelona way since birth. He knows the place inside out and he knows the kind of football that Barcelona fans want.
"He's the ideal man to coach Barcelona for as long as he wants to."