Mourinho coy over future

Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho has reiterated his future will not be decided until after the UEFA Champions League final against Bayern Munich.

The Nerazzurri take on the German giants on Saturday in the stadium where Mourinho is widely believed to be moving to next season, Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu.

Mourinho guided his side to their fifth straight Serie A title on Sunday and they can complete a glorious treble by defeating Bayern in the Spanish capital.

Inter have also taken the Coppa Italia this campaign and Mourinho is content with his achievements.

But his dislike of Italian football has led to widespread reports he will swtich to Real - although he refused to entertain any speculation over his future before Saturday's showdown.
Personal satisfaction

Mourinho said: "It's not a problem of contract or money and that makes me slightly embarrassed because of what I earn considering the (world economic) crisis there is.

"It's a problem of personal satisfaction, to feel respected or not in a football nation where I have had so many problems.

"It's not true that I'm the Real coach. After the final, I want to think about my future."

The former Chelsea boss explained his relationship with football in Italy broke down after he felt disrespected in spite of his achievements.

Mourinho won the Scudetto last season and his accomplishments have made him hot favourite to turn the fortunes of Madrid around, who have floundered in the shadow of La Liga rivals Barcelona.

Given everything

And the 47-year-old feels he has "given everything" to the club's cause - regardless of whether he takes home European football's biggest prize.

He added: "Obviously, Inter cannot do anything more to make me feel happy and feel important. The players are fantastic, so are the fans and everyone at the club.

"The result of Saturday's game means nothing. It will not change the fact that I have given everything possible.

"Inter doesn't owe me anything and I owe nothing to Inter, because I've given everything."

Despite dismissing suggestions winning the treble wouldn't affect his decision, Mourinho's captain Javier Zanetti believes victory would convince his boss to contemplate staying put.

The 36-year-old said his team-mates were desperate to see off Louis van Gaal's team in the hope Mourinho will still be their manager next season.

He said: "These rumours don't affect us, the boss has been clear, he will talk after the final. But we want to win it also to try convince him to stay with us."

Midfielder Dejan Stankovic echoed his skipper, adding: "We believe in Mourinho and I hope he stays. He's someone who makes a difference."
source: skysports

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