As one of the most popular managers in the history of Internazionale, Jose Mourinho is always linked with a return. The Portuguese mastermind helped the Nerrazzurri to win the Treble when he was there alongside many other domestic honors. As he left for Real Madrid, fans, players and coach cried together. However, ever since he left, it’s felt like a return was always on the cards – and that return could be coming somewhat closer.
The patchy form of Inter this year under Luciano Spalletti has led many to question what the long-term future is. The immense funding for Inter, via the Suning group, ensures that finance is of little issue to the club. Therefore, when asked about by Correio da Manha TV about a return to his old club, he said that returning or Inter – or Real Madrid – would be ‘a huge honor.’
The ex-Inter manager continued, saying: “When a Coach or player returns to a club, it means they did something positive. That’s how I felt when I went back to Chelsea.
“When a professional returns or is invited to return to a club, it’s a great honour. If you’re asked back, it’s because they know your worth.
“Now I have the right to relax, wait, have time to critique myself and analyse everything I’ve gone through in the last few years with calmness, to be able to think and prepare for the next phase of my career.”
Would Inter fans welcome Mourinho?