Jose Mourinho In Talks To Return As Inter Milan Manager

Jose Mourinho has managed Chelsea twice, could he be about to replicate that feat with Inter Milan?

It's said that the Portuguese manager will meet with Inter director Beppe Marotta for lunch in Milan, with TeleLombardia reporter Davide Russo de Cerame indicating that Mourinho will discuss potentially returning to the San Siro for a second stint.

Having seen his side fall 20 points behind league leaders Juventus, manager Luciano Spalletti could be in danger of losing his job at the end of the season, with Mourinho, still out of work since being sacked by Manchester United in December, emerging as a candidate.

Though his relationship with other clubs soured, there is still a mutual affection between the Special One and Inter. Mourinho won a historic treble in 2010, with a Champions League final victory over Bayern Munich acting as the icing on the cake after lifting the Coppa Italia and Scudetto.

Last month, Mourinho admitted that the Inter side he had between 2008 and 2010 was the best he's ever managed.

"I have to be objective and respectful of them and to say a team who won everything from day one until the last day," the 56-year old said on beIN Sports, via Football Italia.

"They won all the competitions, won the Treble, beat the best team in the world Barcelona 3-1, beat Bayern Munich 2-0 in the Champions League Final, won the League in Italy with a fantastic number of points, won the cup and won three Finals in 10 days, so I have to say they're the best team."

Image: PA
Image: PA

Mourinho received an offer to return to Portugal with Benfica but didn't feel it was the right fit. He did, however, express an interest in a homecoming at Inter.

"Benfica aren't an option for me today," he told Correio da Manha TV, in January.

"[Returning to Madrid or Inter would be] a huge honour, but I'm talking to you and no-one else right now.

"When a Coach or player returns to a club, it means they did something positive. That's how I felt when I went back to Chelsea.

"When a professional returns or is invited to return to a club, it's a great honour. If you're asked back, it's because they know your worth."

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