Real Madridís Jose Mourinho in for a shocking return to Inter Milan
Real Madrid’s notorious coach Jose Mourinho has refused to rule out a surprise return to his “home”, Inter Milan. Mourinho reckons he could move out of Madrid to revisit San Siro, however he could not confirm if that would be his decision alone.
The Portuguese, who led the Serie A club to a treble in 2010, has always had a close relationship with the Italian club and its players. Mourinho was once seen tearing up during a speech by his former player at Inter Milan Wesley Sneijder.
The Dutch midfielder heaped praise upon Mourinho and said that he was the “Special One” indeed. Mourinho moved out to Santiago Bernabeu for his dream job with Real Madrid but then he didn’t know about the troubles he would face in La Liga.
Mourinho has been hinting about an exit from Madrid at the end of the season. Therefore, Mourinho’s comments about returning to Inter Milan have fanned the flames of his speculated departure.
In his interview to Sky Sport Italia, Mourinho was eager to return to Inter Milan but only if former technical director Gabriele Oriali also returns to his job.
“Inter is my home; a return home is always possible,” the two-time Champions League told reporters.
“It's the same with 'Lele' - he must go home.”
The former youth team boss Andrea Stramaccioni has been appointed as the new coach of Inter Milan till the end of the season after Claudio Ranieri was sacked for his disappointing campaign with the club.
Mourinho wished the new managed all the best and success at his post and offered commiserations to Ranieri.
“Like all the Inter fans I want him (Stramaccioni) to do well,” Mourinho continued.
“I'm sorry for Ranieri, but football is like this. When things go wrong, coaches are changed.”
Mourinho also had words of appreciation for Inter Milan’s former defender Marco Materazzi, who was present alongside Mourinho.
“I miss him a lot, but we are close now and we always will be," he said of the 2006 World Cup winner.
“I'm sure he's happy with our result today (Tuesday). For me, he will always be a brother.”
Inter Milan are currently eighth placed in Serie A and 10 points behind Champions League qualification.