The ex-Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho may have just won the Champions League for the second time with Inter Milan, but he is already looking forward to winning it for a third time with Real Madrid!
He was asked if he had a choice of big clubs to choose from for his next job, but he replied: “No, I don’t have a choice. But Real Madrid is Real Madrid. Everyone knows English football is my passion and I will go back to England one day.
“But I think a big player, a big coach – if you don’t go to Real Madrid, or if you don’t play for Real Madrid – you have always a little space on your career. So if I decide to come to Real Madrid I will be a very proud man.
“It (the project at Inter) is done yes, but I don’t know. That’s why I don’t want to speak with the players (in case) they change my decision or they make me cry and think a different way.
“I believe my target now is to win a championship I have not won yet and a Champions League with a third club. And one day I come back to England.”
He was then asked if he had already struck a deal with Florentina Perez at Madrid, but he said that nothing was certain yet: “The day after tomorrow (Monday) I will speak to him,” he said. “I don’t know the project yet, so I have to hear the project, but at the moment I am not to coach of Real Madrid. I am coach of Inter and a very proud coach of Inter.”
Mourinho was then asked if he thought he would be criticized for his defensive play with Inter Milan: He said: “When a team is a slow team – because we are a team of not very fast players – you have to play as a block, you have to be compact.
“You must play in a certain way. I think a great team is a team that plays with the real qualities that we have.
“With these qualities we beat the champions of Europe, we beat the champion of England, we beat the champion of Germany, we won the Champions League and we won the Treble.”
And you can’t get better than that! Let’s hope that he spends a couple of years at Madrid, and then comes back to Chelsea to win the Champions League. It’s the only blot on his career so far!