Jose on his way

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  • The Real deal

    Jose Mourinho arrived at Real Madrid to much fanfare in 2010 having just won his second Champions League title, with Inter Milan.

    All the King's men

    There was success in Mourinho's first season as Cristiano Ronaldo's goal secured a Copa del Rey triumph over Barcelona.

    Face of rage

    Barca's cup disappointment was soon forgotten as Mourinho was sent off during Madrid's Champions League semi-final exit to the Catalans.

    Pep talk

    Barca's Champions League and La Liga haul in 2011 made Mourinho doubly determined to dethrone Pep Guardiola's side.

  • Eye on the prize

    Mourinho was often in hot water with the authorities, including when he appeared to gouge then-Barca assistant Tito Vilanova in the 2011 Supercopa

    Primed for Primera

    Jose Mourinho's second season in charge was filled with promise as Real dominated domestically.

    Tell me Mour

    Some questioned Mourinho's relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo, but his compatriot was a constant during his tenure, scoring 168 goals in three seasons and winning the Pichichi in 2011-12.

    The Special win

    Real suffered another Champions League semi-final loss but Mourinho could celebrate winning the league title in a fourth country, breaking Barca's three-year stranglehold on the trophy.

  • Lights, camera, action

    Madrid were back in the spotlight as Mourinho guided them to a Supercopa win against Barca to kick of the 2012-13 season in style.


    Mourinho was not without his critics, particularly among the Spanish media with whom he rarely saw eye to eye.

    Perez: Friend or foe?

    Madrid president Florentino Perez often publicly supported Mourinho and in 2011 even sacked sporting director Jorge Valdano, with whom the Portuguese did not get on.

    Decima despair

    Mourinho's Champions League woes continued with a third successive semi-final exit in 2012-13 as Dortmund beat them 4-3 on aggregate.

  • No way Jose

    And defeat in the Copa del Rey final to city rivals Atletico Madrid was to spell the end of Mourinho's reign. He is now expected to join former club Chelsea this summer.