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Angry Mourinho lashes out at Spanish press

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Jose Mourinho his hit out at suggestions he has failed in Spain because he hasn't guided Real Madrid to the Champions League final during his time in charge.

Mourinho is expected to call time on his three years at Madrid this summer after a season of controversy and rumours of in-fighting with his team and the Spanish press.

He is expected to head back to Chelsea and take over from interim boss Rafa Benitez.

The 'Special One' has taken his side to the Champions League semi-finals on three occasions but has been unable to add to his two tournament wins in 2004 and 2010 with Porto and Inter Milan respectively.

Madrid were knocked out of the Champions League by Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday - a result which was greeted with derision by the Spanish press.

However the Portuguese has gone on the offensive, and has pointed to his record of reaching more semi-finals than his predecessors.

"The record league title is mine, you (journalists) will want to erase it but you won't be able to," Mourinho said ahead of Madrid's match at home to Real Valladolid.

"We won the King's Cup for the first time in 20 years and you won't be able to erase that either.

"The three Champions League semi-finals, which personally speaking do not leave me satisfied, can't have been easy to achieve because with 18 coaches in 21 years (Real) only got to five semis.

"That's the poor record of Mourinho: three years and three semi finals. For me it is a source of pride to have been the Real Madrid coach that ended Barcelona's hegemony in Spain." 

Mourinho also confirmed during his dramatic press conference that he would make his mind up over his future at the end of the season.

Despite that, reports continue to claim that he has already agreed to return to Chelsea, having left Stamford Bridgevid in 2007.

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