San Siro boss sets up Bernabeu move.
Jose Mourinho says he is likely to leave Inter Milan for Real Madrid after guiding Inter to an historic Treble.
The Italian champions beat Bayern Munich to win the Champions League on Saturday, making Mourinho the third coach to win the prize with two clubs.
But following the 2-0 victory at Real’s Bernabeu stadium Mourinho said: “I’m so sad as almost for sure it’s my last game with Inter.
“If you don’t coach Real Madrid then you always have a gap in your career.”
The 47-year-old former Chelsea boss added: “It was difficult to leave Chelsea and it will be sad to leave Inter. Inter is my house in the same way Chelsea was my house. But that’s life, that’s football.
“Now I have two houses, Stamford Bridge, San Siro and now a third house – probably the Santiago Bernabeu.
“Only Real are interested in me but I haven’t spoken with anyone and I haven’t signed anything. I promised I’d speak after the final.
“I believe my target now is to win another championship that I’ve never won and win Champions League with a third club and then come back to England.
“Everybody knows that English football is my passion and I will go back to England once.” (BBC Sport)
One has to feel sorry for Manuel Pellegrini. People are lining up for his job and he hasn’t even been sacked yet. It seems highly likely that the Chilean will be removed from his Bernabeu post which would be a tad excessive considering that he collected 96 points in this seasons La Liga campaign.
Even with Jose Mourinho’s Barcelona past he will surely still be welcomed with open arms by the Spanish giants. Expect a plethora of people to be then linked with his Inter Milan position which will then set off a chain reaction of other soon to be vacant posts.
The ‘Special One’ has had a testy relationship in Italy where his undoubted success did not protect him from a great deal of bad press and a fair bit of baiting from his own fans. No doubt the former Chelsea boss can expect something similar when he moves into his Madrid post.