Ignore the rumours, Jose is going nowhere!
With the presidential elections taking place at Real Madrid this summer the candidates have been making the usual promises to the Bernabeu faithful over potential new managers and players. This kind of thing happens every time they hold elections at Real and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been courted by the Spanish giants on more than one occasion.
With regards to Spanish football betting, the most likely candidate to take the Madrid role is Florentino Perez, who was president between 2000-2006 or the ‘Galacticos’ period. Perez has, reportedly, already approached Mourinho about taking over at the Bernabeu but the Portuguese coach has distanced himself from taking over at Madrid.
Mourinho said: “It is not easy because an offer like that makes you think twice.
“But (Inter president Massimo) Moratti knows the truth.
“I am under contract until 2011 and I think the president gets angry with people that are not honest, not with those that after five minutes have already put him up to date with what has gone on”.
Mourinho is a proud and dedicated man and I don’t think he would leave the Giuseppe Meazza after just one season. The self proclaimed ‘special one’ will be eager to take Inter further in the Champions League after a disappointingly early exit this season and he is not a man to leave with a job half done.
Mourinho has admitted there is still a ‘0.01%’ chance he could switch Inter for Real but in regards to that comment I would say he is just keeping his options open. I have no doubt he will manage in Spain at some point in his career and perhaps in the Premier League again but I expect him to stay at Inter for at least another season.
The rumour mill will constantly link Mourinho to the job at Real until they have a manager in place but Inter fans shouldn’t worry too much. Jose won’t walk out on his contract at Inter, where he has control, for a job at Real, who chop and change managers as often as David Beckham changes his hair.
The sports news websites may continue to link Mourinho with Real but the ‘special one’ confirmed he plans to stay at Milan when he said: “I repeat, I am closer to staying at Inter than going elsewhere.”