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Thursday, June 14, 2012
Mourinho eyes Champions League

ESPN staff

Jose Mourinho has outlined his target to lift the Champions League trophy with Real Madrid next season.

Mourinho led Real to their first title in four years as Los Blancos fended off Barcelona, who have recently dominated La Liga under former manager Pep Guardiola.

The Portuguese coach has twice won the Champions League, with Porto in 2004 and Inter Milan in 2010, but he has so far failed to repeat that feat at Real.

In the 2011-12 season, Real fell at the semi-finals stage of the competition for the second consecutive campaign since Mourinho took charge, but the former Chelsea boss has glory in his sights.

Mourinho told AS: "I want to win the Champions League with three distinct teams. Now Real Madrid has won the league, the objective for next season is to win the Champions League."

He went on to rule out an eventual switch to international management, amid speculation he could one day oversee his national side, who triumphed 3-2 over Denmark at Euro 2012 on Wednesday night.

He said: "I don't believe I could manage a national team that only plays a game every two months and an official tournament every two years. I need the pressure of facing two or three games every week."

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