Marco Materazzi admits he’d “love” to be Jose Mourinho’s assistant manager at Chelsea. “It’d be a dream!”
The now retired defender worked with the Special One at Inter when they won the Treble in 2010 and has been linked with a reunion at Stamford Bridge.
“Our victory in that Champions League Final was a surprise to some, but not to me,” Matrix told Swiss newspapers.
“We reached it at the end of an extraordinary campaign and no obstacle seemed too high for us. It was almost normal for us to win the Champions League after Serie A and the Coppa Italia. After all, we had Mourinho...”
The Portuguese tactician is due to leave Real Madrid this summer and has never won over the Spanish media.
“Anyone who speaks ill of Mourinho just does it because of envy. I really liked his style of management, as he made us work a lot with the ball because he knows this sport is football.
“He always seeks success, as well as being an honest man. Honesty is one of the principle values in life, so why shouldn’t it be in sport?”
There have been rumours that Materazzi will reunite with Mourinho at Chelsea as his assistant manager.
“I’d love to, it’d be a dream! In fact, you could call it an objective. I’d be working with the Number One, so what could be better?”