Jose Mourinho says his Inter Milan team was his greatest.
As rumours continue to surface that he is readying himself and assembling a crew to take on his next mission in football management.
Mourinho continues to take jabs at some of his previous employers.
He has already discussed how he was unappreciated at United and would never take on a situation like that again.
In an interview with Italian sports journalist, published by Football Italia.
He talks of what he considers historic achievements with Inter.
In 2010 he won the Champions League, Scudetto and Coppa Italia with Inter.
He had already committed to go to Real Madrid before the last game.
“The reason I didn’t go back to Milan after the game is because I thought if I had returned to Milan, I never would’ve gone to Real Madrid.”
“I wanted to escape from my emotions. I didn’t even go into the dressing room, as I wouldn’t have been able to control myself.”
“I had made the decision to go to Real Madrid. I hadn’t signed the contract yet, but I had decided. I’d already said no to them twice and a third time was impossible.”
“I just knew and feared that returning to Milan to celebrate the Champions League would make me change my mind.”
“That was my mistake.”
“I do miss my players. You can’t turn back time.”
“We cannot experience again those moments, but I do miss them.”
“I will say one thing remains: they are my friends and I am their friend. That is how I see them: friends forever.”
“We won three trophies in the span of 15 days and Diego Milito scored four goals. Historic.”
Of his one-time mentor Van Gaal, in typical Mourinho fashion, he was very bullish and almost arrogant.
“I knew Van Gaal, I knew that his ego would be an advantage for me and I relied on that.”
“The Final was won before we even set foot on the pitch.”
“We achieved something unique and that gave me an eternal bond with this club.”
“Inter in 2010 weren’t just the greatest Inter in history, but also the team with the greatest achievement in Italian football history.”
“Those players and I are icons. Italy made football history and we reached its pinnacle.”