Mourinho pens four-year Real deal

Jose Mourinho has said that he has always wanted to coach Real Madrid after signing a four-year contract with the Spanish giants.

The former FC Porto and Chelsea coach left Internazionale last week after guiding the Italian club to a famous treble of Serie A, Champions League and Coppa Italia titles.

Mourinho, who is Real's ninth coach in six years, replaces the former Villarreal coach Manuel Pellegrini who spent one season in charge at the Bernabeu.

Real have paid Inter a reported eight million euros in compensation for the 47-year-old, who said:"I don't know if I was born to coach Real Madrid but I was born to be a football coach. I love important challenges.

"I am Jose Mourinho and I don't change. I arrive with all my qualities and my defects.

"My attraction to Real Madrid is due to its history, its frustrations in recent years and its expectations to win. It's a unique club and I believe that not to coach Real leaves a void in a coach's career.

"Luckily, I've had a beautiful career and it makes me proud to have come here. I am very enthusiastic. I want my players to think that way. The beauty is not so much to train or play at Real, but to win at Real Madrid.

"I think four years of contract is enough to win, to build a strong team for the present and the future.

"The sacking of Pellegrini doesn't make me happy. I am never happy when a coach is sacked but football is like that.

"I have a lot of confidence in my players, I have the hope that my new players have confidence in me."

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