Inter Boss Jose Mourinho In No Hurry To Make Primera Division Switch

Inter Milan manager Jose Mourinho has conceded there is no timescale for him to coach in Spain amid reports linking him with a summer move to Real Madrid.
Jose Mourinho has reiterated his desire to coach a Spanish club, however, he is not in any rush to leave his current post with Serie A outfit Inter.

Mourinho has guided the Nerazzurri to Serie A success in his first season in charge but his future at the Giuseppe Meazza looks uncertain following the club's failure to progress deep into the Champions League.

The former Chelsea boss is believed to be Florentino Perez's first choice to be installed as coach of Real Madrid if he wins the presidential election in June.

And while Mourinho has now reiterated his wish to work in Spain at some point during his career, he stressed that he will not be rushed into accepting a managerial role there.

"I can say that [coaching in Spain] is a goal of mine, but by saying it is a goal people might start thinking I want to leave to go to Spain, which is not true," he told Antena 1.

"I know about the Real Madrid reports but that is not important. What is important is that I do not have a problem with saying that making the Grand Slam [winning the Premier League, Serie A and Primera Division] is a career goal, not a short-term one.

"I am not thinking about leaving to move to Spain to do that as soon as possible."


Inter midfielder Ricardo Quaresma, who was deemed surplus to requirements at the beginning of the season, is set to return to the club following an indifferent loan spell at Chelsea.

Mourinho believes the player has not had a good season and will need to improve mentally if he wishes to succeed with the Italian champions.

"He has truly had a season to forget,” Mourinho said. “It is most likely he will return to Inter because he is a player of Inter and I do not see any club willing [to buy him], especially because of the season he has had.

"I think what will happen is that he will return to Inter but he will surely need to have another kind of mentality to do what he has not done."

Luís Mira,