Jose Mourinho and Real Madrid Eye Champions League Glory

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According to BBC Sport, Jose Mourinho and Real Madrid have their sights set on lifting the Champions League trophy at the conclusion of the competition and indicated that “It is not the same winning the Champions League with any other club as it is with Real Madrid.”

Jose Mourinho (Google Creative Commons)

Jose Mourinho (Google Creative Commons)

Winning the Champions League with Real Madrid would be quite a special feat for one of the best managers in the world.  Mourinho has already won the coveted trophy in 2003/04 season with Porto, then again in 2009/10 with Inter Milan.  Although both previous Champions League crowns likely had a large impact on the Portuguese manager, at such a demanding club as Madrid is due to the high expectations.

Former Real Madrid defender Michel Salgado spoke towards Mourinho winning the Champions League with such a world-renowned football club (via BBC Sport):

“Winning the Champions League here for Mourinho would prove a lot.  It would be his biggest achievement – the top thing in this world is winning the Champions League with Real Madrid.”

As Real Madrid look to take down a very well-established German side of Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League semi-finals, reclaiming this years crown may be the hardest yet.  If the Spanish giants are able to get past Dortmund, either Bayern Munich or Barcelona will rest in the balance in the final at Wembley.

Having not claimed Champions League glory since 2002, tallying his third European crown could just place Mourinho as one of the most sought after managers in the world – once again.

The 50-year-old has the tools to prove victorious in this years competition.  As Cristiano Ronaldo, Mesut Ozil, and Karim Benzema all have taken control of matches this season, Mourinho has plenty of world-class players at his exposure for their matchup against Dortmund.  However, “The Special One” has indicated that Jurgen Klopp’s side will certainly bring it to Madrid:

“When I hear Jurgen Klopp say that he does not want to focus too much on the way Real Madrid is playing, I believe that he will play a very attacking game and Dortmund will run and fight for every ball.”

After The Telegraph and numerous other outlets have hinted that Mourinho will not remain at the Santiago Bernabeu next season.  Where his next destination may be, is yet to be determined but PSG, Chelsea and other positions throughout Europe have been linked to the 50-year-old.

Will Mourinho lead Real Madrid to Champions League glory and finish out his time with another club on an all-time high?  Or will the likes of Dortmund, Barcelona or Bayern be able to take down his side?  And the question that leads us to wonder even more, where will “The Special One” manage next?  Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

 

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