The tie will be the eighth time the Portuguese has taken charge of a last four encounter in Europe's premier competition and his third at the Stamford Bridge helm.
|MOU TOPS SEMI SPOTS
Sir Alex Ferguson (Manchester United)
Louis van Gaal
(Ajax, Barca, Bayern)
Pep Guardiola (Barcelona, Bayern)
|8 - '04, '05, '07, '10, '11, '12, '13, '14
7 - '97, '99, '02, '07, '08, '09, '11
5 - 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003
5 - 1960, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1973
5 - 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2010
5 - '09, '10, '11, '12, '14
That turned out to be his only Champions League semi-final appearance with the club as he moved on to Chelsea that summer. He took the Blues to the cusp of European glory, losing out to Liverpool at the semi-final stage in both 2005 and 2007.
Mourinho left Chelsea a matter of months into the next season and did not return to football until the following campaign, when he agreed to coach Inter. His first season in Milan ended with a Serie A title, but disappointment in Europe as the Nerazzurri exited to Manchester United in the last 16.
However, the Portuguese led the Italians to treble glory in 2009-10, as they claimed the Scudetto, the Coppa Italia and the Champions League - Inter's first success in Europe's premier club competition since 1965.
That was Mourinho's second Champions League victory and his fourth semi-final in the competition. With three more added in consecutive seasons at Madrid, he will now surpass Ferguson with eight last-four appearances on Tuesday.
It is also the fifth straight campaign the 51-year-old has reached the penultimate round of the tournament.