Mourinho rules out immediate Inter Milan return
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has said that ”one day” he
will return to work at Inter Milan, but that it won’t be next
The Portuguese won the Champions League, two Italian titles and
the Italian Cup in two years at Inter, before he left for Madrid in
His successor Rafael Benitez was replaced by Leonardo after less
than six months in charge.
Leonardo only has a contract for this season and the Italian
press has speculated that Mourinho could return when it runs
”Please stop talking about Mourinho being at Inter next
season,” Mourinho was quoted as saying in Saturday’s Gazzetta
dello Sport. ”Myself and Inter will always be linked, and one day
we will work together again. But not next year.
”Inter has a fantastic president and superb staff. Let them and
Leo work together in peace so that they can finish this season
strongly and prepare properly for next season. I will stay with
Madrid next season.”
On Wednesday Mourinho won his first trophy since taking over
Real Madrid, when Cristiano Ronaldo scored an extratime winner in a
1-0 victory over Barcelona to claim the Copa del Rey.
Barcelona is eight points clear in La Liga with six games
remaining and the sides will also meet in the Champions League
Last season Mourinho’s Inter Milan beat Barcelona 3-2 in the
last four to reach the final in Madrid.
”They’ve been asking me if this defeat has ended Barcelona’s
hegemony, but what hegemony?” Mourinho asked. ”It is a good team,
but at the moment is only the Spanish champion. Someone else is the