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Mourinho to quit Inter, inks Madrid deal

May 23, 2010 17:51 IST

Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho has agreed to become Real Madrid's new manager after guiding the Italian side to a historic Treble of Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League wins.

Jose MourinhoMourinho coached Inter Milan to a stunning 2-0 victory over Bayern Munich at Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu stadium to win the Champions League title, and became the third man in history to win it with two clubs.

"I want to become the only coach to win the Champions League with three different clubs," The Times Online quoted Mourinho, as saying.

"I believe my target now is to win another championship that I've never won and win Champions League with third club and then come back to England. Everybody knows that English football is my passion and I will go back to England once," he added.

Mourinho, who won the cup with Porto in 2004, joins Ernst Happel and Ottmar Hitzfeld in earning that remarkable accolade.

According to reports, he will sign a 40 million pound four-year deal, the highest salary ever paid to a football manager.

A contract will also provide a 14.5 million compensation for Inter Milan, which would constitute a record "transfer fee" for a manager.

Source: ANI