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Tuesday 21 November 2017

Mourinho on a mission to leave his mark on Madrid

Jose Mourinho (pictured) has announced his intention to stamp his mark on Real Madrid.

The Portuguese will be unveiled as Madrid's new coach on Monday after the Spanish club agreed a compensation deal with Inter Milan.

The clubs' respective presidents, Florentino Perez and Massimo Moratti, met in Milan yesterday afternoon to thrash out a financial deal to facilitate the early release of Mourinho from his contract at the San Siro, which ran until 2012.

Mourinho will replace Manuel Pellegrini in the Madrid hotseat after the Chilean was sacked on Wednesday night.

He said: "I think Madrid have signed me because they know that they can demand aims in the short term but that I am also capable of leaving a base for the future.

"It's clear that I work for myself but also for clubs. At Chelsea you can see scouts and physical trainers that I left there. The same goes for Inter.

"I want to leave a mark at this club, not only with titles but with other things. I promise from my first day that I will bring out the best in the players, that I will take care of them."

A Real club statement added: "Jose Mourinho will be presented as Real Madrid's new coach on Monday 31 May at 1300 CET in the press room of the Santiago Bernabeu stadium."

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