Mourinho keen to stay with Inter
Jose Mourinho has reiterated his intention to see out the remaining
two-and-a-half years on his contract with Serie A champions Inter
The 46-year-old former Chelsea manager has frequently been
linked with a return to the Premier League but has again insisted
he plans to honour his Inter deal.
“We all signed a clear contract until 2012, because we want
to continue until 2012,” he said in Portuguese newspaper Publico.
“Yes, there are clauses to finish earlier – that Inter will
pay me if they want me out and another that I will pay if I want to
leave Inter… all very easy and objective.”
Mourinho, who led Porto to Champions League glory in 2004 and
Chelsea to back-to-back Premier League titles in 2005 and 2006,
will never deem his job completely secure but is happy with how
things are going at the San Siro.
“My job is always in danger because Inter are a team that
many want to coach and my teams are always well constructed for the
following years,” he said.
“But if my job is in the balance after winning the
championship, being first in the (Serie A) standings and in the
knock-out phase of the Champions League, imagine how the situation
would be for those who fail to meet their objectives.”
Mourinho will take his team back to Stamford Bridge to face
Carlo Ancelotti’s Chelsea in the last 16 of the Champions League in
March, and plans to return to west London before then to see how
the land lies at his former stomping ground.
“I will return to Stamford Bridge before the Champions League
tie to see a game, because I will not return for the first time to
play,” he said.
“That day, I want to be ‘cold’, but I know it will not be
easy. It was a beautiful story. I cannot forget that I will be
playing against my friends.”