It Can’t Happen, Can It? Ex-Manchester United Boss Jose Mourinho May Have Found His Next Job
The autopsy on his Manchester United career hasn’t even yet finished, but Jose Mourinho may be back in management sooner than anticipated.
The Portuguese was sacked as Red Devils boss a little under a fortnight ago, to be replaced with Man Utd legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Norwegian has steered the side to two successive scintillating victories since taking over.
Whether Mourinho is envious or not - and £24million says he isn’t - reports from Italy suggest that Inter Milan could be his next destination, returning to the club with whom he won the historic continental treble in 2009/10.
The Sun recently reported that Mourinho was the same price (7/2) to make a return to either of his previous clubs Real Madrid, or Inter following his sacking from the 13-time Premier League champions.
Inter Milan Sporting Director Piero Ausilio however has come out in support of incumbent Nerazzurri manager Luciano Spalletti amid reports that Mourinho was poised to take his job after lurking around ‘in the shadows’;
“[Mourinho’s] not a shadow and it doesn’t surprise me that he’s being talked about at a time when everyone needs to say something.”
Ausilio told Sky Sport Italia (via Football Italia);
“We work more rationally than that. We take little from emotion. Our project has been ongoing for a year and a half with Spalletti, and it’ll go on with him for many years.
“[Owners] Suning is ambitious, it wants an Inter who can win again. They’re not satisfied with being second, third or fourth.
“What we can say to our fans is that we’re working hard to get Inter back winning as soon as possible.”
Inter under Spalletti scraped a Champions League qualification space last season but exited the competition at the group stages this month to sink into the Europa League. They currently sit in a respectable third in the Serie A standings. The murmurings about Spalletti’s future had begun way back at the beginning of the season, with the Italian overseeing just one win in four league fixtures.