Mourinho at R.Madrid
On 31 May 2010, Mourinho was unveiled as the new manager of Real Madrid after signing a four-year contract. Mourinho was appointed sporting manager as well as first-team coach, and he was regarded by some as a Galáctico (a term more often used for star players instead of coaches).Prior to Mourinho's arrival, Real Madrid had underperformed despite paying record transfer fees for Galácticos such as Kaká and Cristiano Ronaldo.
On 21 April 2012, Real Madrid won 1–2 against Barcelona in El Clásico at Camp Nou. This was the first victory for Real Madrid in La Liga against their arch rivals since 2008 and the first overall at Camp Nou since 2007. On 2 May 2012, Real Madrid won 0–3 against Athletic Bilbao, to clinch the La Liga title for the first time in four years. Real Madrid set records for most games won in a La Liga season (32), most away wins (16), most points obtained in any of the top European leagues (100), most goals scored (121) and finishing the season with the highest goal difference (+89).
Mourinho's side advanced to the semi-finals of the Champions League for the second consecutive year. The first leg away finished with a 2–1 win to Bayern Munich. In the second leg at home, Real Madrid took a 2–0 lead from two Cristiano Ronaldo goals but Bayern's Arjen Robben (a former Real player whom Mourinho previously managed at Chelsea) converted a penalty to level the aggregate score at 3–3, and Madrid was eliminated in the shootout with Ronaldo, Kaká and Ramos all failing to convert their spot kicks.