1 Jun 2010

Mourinho joins Real

6:20 am on 1 June 2010

Jose Mourinho has been unveiled as the new manager of Real Madrid after signing a four-year deal at the Spanish football club.

The 47-year-old replaced Chilean Manuel Pellegrini to become Real's 11th coach in the past seven years.

Mourinho, once on the coaching staff at Barcelona, has moved to Spain after Real and his former club Inter Milan agreed a compensation package.

The Portuguese boss won the Champions League in his final game at Inter after his side defeated Bayern Munich to complete a historic Treble, having already retained the Serie A title and defeated Roma to lift the Italian Cup.

But Mourinho explained that he felt the lure of coaching Real was too strong to resist.

Real have not won a trophy in the two seasons since Florentino Perez returned as president - and new coach Mourinho has stressed the importance of the attitude of his players in crafting a winning team.