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Champions League target for Jose
01 Jun 2010 - 08:07:35
Jose Mourinho has admitted his main objective at Real Madrid is to win the Champions League.
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, was unveiled as the replacement for Manuel Pellegrini at the Santiago Bernabeu on Monday and wasted no time in outlining his plans.
Real have not won the Champions League title for eight years despite massive and continued investment in star players.
"I won the Champions League during my second years at Porto and Inter. I reached the semi-finals twice with Chelsea," he told the club's official website.
"I believe it is the top championship, the hardest of all. We know our challenge here is difficult, but we must be calm as we work.
"I don't like to shield myself in the idea that we need a long time in order to work well. I like to take on a challenge without fear and aggressively. This is why my main objective is to win.
"The magnitude of this club doesn't frighten me. It won't be an easy challenge, but I am anxious to take it on. I am very excited to begin working here."