In the seventeen years of his career, Eduardo Iturralde González has arbitration hundreds of matches and had to deal with dozens of coaches. Two, in particular, have left their mark, not only in la Liga over the past two years: José Mourinho and Pep Guardiola. The former referee has spoken of the relationship with the ex-technicians of the Real Madrid at the Carrousel Deportivo: “When Real lost 5-0 to Barcelona in November 2010, Mourinho came to congratulate me. He had tried to influence the game, it was on the front pages of all the newspapers. I told him that I was more cock than him. But in the end it was easy to manage, I had a good relationship with him. The most difficult was to talk with Guardiola: he was the most devious”.