Jose seeks the real deal

11:17, May 21, 2010      

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Inter Milan's Portuguese coach, Jose Mourinho, said on Wednesday he wants to coach Real Madrid '100 percent' but is not sure when it will happen.

"I want to coach Real Madrid 100 percent. Whether it's next year or later, I can't say," he said in an interview published on Wednesday in Spanish sports daily Marca.

"A coach or a great player who does not play at a club like Real Madrid would leave a void in their career. My only options are Real Madrid or Inter," he said.

His comments come as Inter are preparing for their biggest match in 38 years as they face Bayern Munich in the Champions League final.

Mourinho said he would take "two or three days to think calmly about his future" after the final.

Spanish media has reported the 47-year-old is the favorite to replace Chile's Manuel Pellegrini at Real after the club finished in second place behind arch-rivals Barcelona despite spending about 250 million euros ($310 million) in new talent before the start of the season.

Last week he said that "sooner or later" he would coach Real.

"I coached a big team in England, I am coaching a big team in Italy, and then I will coach a big team in Spain," he said.

Source:China Daily


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