Recent comments made by Inter Milan manager Jose Mourinho have indicated that it’s only a matter of time before we see the ‘Special One’ back in the Premier League.
Prior to Inter’s quarter final encounter with CSKA Moscow, Mourinho spoke in an interview saying how he isn’t enjoying life in Italian football. Jose has endured a hard time following comments made to the Italian media, where he strongly criticised match officials. This lead to a three match ban and a fin of £35,000, following this Mourinho has refused to speak to the media about Serie A.
Talking about Italian football Mourinho said: “I don’t like it, because they don’t like me. Simple.”
The latest signs from the Mourinho camp have indicated that he is ready for an imminent return to the Premier League. This would be great for the English game as fans and the media loved Mourinho during his 3 year spell at Chelsea. His charisma and clever way of thinking captivated the whole of England. No one can ever forget the battle of the mid games between Mourinho and Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson prior to each Premier League clash.
In addition to his entertaining character, during his time in England Mourinho was arguably the best manager around. He secured Chelsea 2 Premier League titles along with various other domestic cup victories. This has led to him to being widely regarded as one of the world’s top football managers.
Mourinho’s comments have sparked large debates regarding as to where the ‘Special One’ will take over in the summer. It’s thought that in the coming year we will see him depart from his out of love relationship with Italian football and Inter before entering English shores once again.
It would be very unlikely to see Mourinho return to Stamford Bridge in the coming years and there’s only one team bigger than Chelsea that could test his credentials, which is Manchester United. With Sir Alex Ferguson in his 24th year of management at Old Trafford, United’s board will be looking at possible replacements to take over from the most successful Premier League manager ever.
Not only can Mourinho boast an impressive domestic record, he’s tasted European glory in the 2003/2004 Champions League season leading Portuguese side Porto to victory against Monaco in the final. Along with Mourinho’s managerial CV, he possesses a larger life character that would help him in filling the boots of Sir Alex Ferguson.
Not many managers would be able to live up to the high expectations of the United fans and cope with the pressure of taking over at the biggest football club in the world. However, if one man can step up to the plate it’s the ‘Special One’ Jose Mourinho.
Written by Jordan Ormrod