Mourinho predicts future at Real and rounds on rivals at Italian clubs

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Confident man, that Jose Mourinho. Yesterday the Special One announced he will manage Real Madrid "sooner or later".

The former Chelsea manager should be concentrating on preparing his Internazionale side for this weekend's Serie A climax where they go into the final round two points clear of Roma. Then it's the Champions League final, in Madrid, against Bayern Munich on 22 May.

Mourinho has been linked with a move to Real for some time and he will have only increased the clamour with his comments in today's Panorama magazine.

"What they write about me having one foot in Madrid and one in Milan is false," he said. "[But] sooner or later I will coach Real Madrid. I coached a big team in England, I am coaching a big team in Italy, and then I will coach a big team in Spain."

Mourinho has already led Inter to the Coppa Italia this season and is closing in on a treble. But he has frequently expressed dissatisfaction with life in Italy. He added: "What makes me laugh is when some presidents compare me to their own coaches who haven't won anything... people come to me and pat me on the back and say 'you're a great coach'. But as soon as I turn my back they attack me."