Former Inter Milan and Italy defender Marco Materazzi has admitted that he would jump at the chance to work with Jose Mourinho again amid reports that he may be considered when the Portuguese boss appoints his coaching staff.
It is a matter of when we’re going to get the confirmation at this stage and not if we’re to get it, but we’re yet to know who Mourinho will target for his staff and playing squad.
Materazzi played under the Special One when Mourinho was the manager at Inter Milan between 2008-2010 and obviously enjoyed a good relationship as both men were in tears when they said their farewells before Jose move to Real Madrid.
The Italian said he’d love to work with him again:
“I’d love to (be his assistant), it’d be a dream.
“In fact, you could call it an objective. I’d be working with the number one, so what could be better?
“Anyone who speaks ill of Mourinho just does it because of envy.
“I really liked his style of management, as he made us work a lot with the ball because he knows this sport is football.
“He always seeks success, as well as being an honest man. Honesty is one of the principle values in life, so why shouldn’t it be in sport?”
I’m not a regular viewer of Serie A so I’m not entirely sure of Materazzi’s qualities and personality, but I can’t help remember the fact he’s spoken ill of Rafael Benitez all season, although it was amusing I’m not sure if he’s the sort of character you want in Chelsea’s dressing room. Tancredi Palmeri, CNN’s Italian Sport Correspondent, also suggested via his Twitter account that Materazzi may need stronger English if he was to convince Mourinho to take him on at a Premier League club.
But if he’s willing to learn from Mourinho and wants to do a good job, then why not?
Source: The Sun