30 Apr 2011

Real coach says he's determined to stay

12:26 pm on 30 April 2011

Jose Mourinho is more determined than ever to continue as Real Madrid coach despite Thursday's 2-0 defeat by Barcelona in European football's Champions League and the disciplinary case he faces for his post-match comments.

Mourinho, who joined Real from Inter Milan at the end of last season, reacted to the dismissal of midfielder Pepe on Thursday by implying that UEFA and their referees favoured Barcelona.

As well as a probe by UEFA, the bad blood between the arch rivals around their semi-final first leg at the Bernabeu prompted each to file a complaint with European football's governing body about the other.

Barcelona were also furious with Mourinho for belittling coach Pep Guardiola's achievements, while Real accused the Catalan club's players of play-acting.

Mourinho says he doesn't want to add to his comments at a post-match news conference, which prompted UEFA to open disciplinary proceedings against him.