Mourinho to stay

MILAN: Jose Mourinho put an end to rumours linking him with taking over as coach of Real Madrid on Monday when it was announced he had extended his contract with Serie A champions Inter Milan. The Portuguese — who had suggested that he wasn’t 100 per cent certain of staying in Italy last Thursday before denying he was going anywhere on Saturday — was originally contracted till June 2011 but his extension will see him stay till June 2012. Principal among his aims will be to end Inter’s Champions League drought — they won the last of their two titles in 1965 — and add to the trophy he won with Porto in 2004.