Sunday March 24 2013
Mourinho hints at Inter return

Jose Mourinho continues to drop hints he’ll leave Real Madrid for a return to one of his old clubs, with Inter the hot favourites ahead of Chelsea.

The tactician was speaking at the presentation of an exhibition in his honour in Setubal yesterday.

“I have an adventurous spirit and do not know what will happen next season. It’s not easy to choose a new destination after working in England, Portugal, Italy and Spain.

“Maybe I could return to somewhere I’ve already been. Watch out for surprises. The unimaginable could happen.”

Mourinho left Inter in 2010 after winning the Treble, but has never closed the door to a potential return and continues to call himself an ‘Interista.’

According to Spanish newspaper Marca, the Special One is already planning his exit from Real Madrid this summer.

It is reported he gave his domestic staff in Madrid notice that their contracts will be terminated on June 1, as he will be moving house.

Inter have the advantage over Chelsea, as he left San Siro on excellent terms, whereas he departed Stamford Bridge "by mutual consent" in September 2007 just a few weeks into the season.

In January, Mourinho declared: “Inter is still my home. It is more than just a club, the like of which I have never found in football.”