Real Madrid's general director, Jorge Valdano, believes Jose Mourinho is the man to lead the club to the La Liga title this season.
Fierce rivals Barcelona have won the previous two titles but the Santiago Bernabeu giants remain hopeful that the Portuguese tactician can lead them to glory.
Valdano said: "He is a man who knows how to create groups capable of the highest competition.
"He is working on tactics, physical training, and technique. The players are responding to his demands with great professionalism.
"He has passion for his work, is an obsessive professional and that naturally diffuses throughout the team. He knows how to stir up a club."