José Mourinho Takes Dig At Manchester United And Hints At Inter Return

José Mourinho Takes Dig At Manchester United And Hints At Inter Return
Feb 27, 2019

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José Mourinho has hinted at a return to management with former club Inter and believes Italy’s top division will be enjoyable again ‘very soon’.

Mourinho, who was dismissed at Manchester United two months ago, has had further damage to his reputation given Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s success at Old Trafford thus far.

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Inter currently hold third place in Serie A, nine points behind Napoli and just two in front of Gennaro Gattuso’s Milan. Should Mourinho wish to return to the club he won the treble with, Luciano Spalletti would have to depart first, though the Italian has two years remaining on his contract with the Nerazzurri.

Speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Mourinho said: “I want a club similar to my Inter side, a thrilling team. Quality has been improving in Italy.”

“Big sides try to put Juventus’ supremacy under threat. Serie A will be enjoyable again very soon. Inter return? I don’t want to answer this now.”

“But for the future, I want a club where there is complete empathy and where there are people happy to work. In Milan, I had all this.”

In an interview with The Telegraph, Mourinho also seemed to take multiple digs at the set-up at Manchester United, hinting Ed Woodward wasn’t on the same page as himself whilst manager at the twenty-time league winners.

“If it is a club without ambition I wouldn’t go,” Mourinho said. “I want to work with people that I love. People I want to work with, that I am happy to work with, with whom I share the same ideas. I don’t want to be in a permanent contradiction [conflict] between what I think and the others think.”

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“You now have a generation of players who are not just players but the whole package. You have the player, the family, the agent, the entourage, the director of communication. You sometimes have the individual’s medical people and in an extreme situation you even have what they call their “personal fitness guys,” the Portuguese added.

“When you have a player you have all these distractions. And if there is no empathy in the structure of the club you get into so many contradictions that it is really, really difficult to work.”

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