Jose aims to be Real deal for Galacticos

JOSE MOURINHO says his main objective as Real Madrid manager is to secure a first Champions League success for the Spanish giants since 2002.

The Portuguese was named as the club's ninth manager in just six years yesterday, signing a four-year contract as he took over from Manuel Pellegrini, who was sacked last week.

Real have missed out on their domestic league title in each of the last two seasons to fierce rivals Barcelona, but it was their failure to reach this year's Champions League final, which was held at their own ground, that proved the biggest disappointment for the club and its fans.

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Mourinho secured his second European Cup, following his 2004 success with Porto, just nine days ago as he led Inter Milan to a 2-0 victory over Bayern Munich. The 47-year-old has set his sights on making history by becoming the first man to win the Champions League with three different clubs.

The former Chelsea boss told "I won the Champions League during my second years at Porto and Inter. 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."