Friday February 19 2016
Mourinho: ‘Not returning to Inter’

Jose Mourinho confirms he’s not returning to Inter and says “I’m not looking for a club, clubs are looking for me”.

The Portuguese Coach will attend tomorrow’s match between the Nerazzurri and Sampdoria, leading to speculation he could return to the San Siro bench.

However, the treble-winning tactician has clarified that he’s only going to visit former President Massimo Moratti.

“I’ll be in Milan for one day, I’m grateful to President Massimo Moratti,” Mourinho told La Stampa.

“I left Inter in 2010, and since then I’ve always been working hard, first with Real Madrid and then with Chelsea. For that reason it’s been hard to find time to have lunch with the Moratti family.

“After lunch we’ll go to San Siro, bringing the Interista spirit with us, hoping to see Inter win. It will be very emotional for me: San Siro, the Inter fans…

“I want to clarify one thing though, I won’t be in charge next season. Inter have a project, and it’s Erick Thohir and Roberto Mancini.

“Their ideas have my full support, and my hope is that the project of the Coach and the President continues with great success.

“I want to see Inter smile again, and I hope tomorrow everyone can smile for an Inter victory.”

Reports have suggested that Mourinho is poised to take over from Louis van Gaal at Manchester United, but the former Chelsea manager was coy on his future.

“My next club? I really don’t know, but one thing is certain: I love football and I’ll return to the touchline with the same passion and ambition as always.

“Right now I have respect for every Coach and every club. I’m not looking for a club, it’s the clubs who are looking for me.”