Tears of goodbye from Inter’s Mourinho?
The Special One finally allowed emotion to get the better of him on Sunday when tears were clearly visible in his eyes after Inter Milan wrapped up a fifth straight Serie A title and the second part of a potential treble.
Jose Mourinho is normally so clinical, so self-confident. Were they just tears of joy after retaining the scudetto or did he cry because he knows he will leave Italy after Saturday’s Champions League final with Bayern Munich?
“This is not my home. This is not an easy place to work and be happy,” he told reporters after his side’s 1-0 win at Siena on the last day of the Serie A season.
“There has been no time to think. Now it’s an historic week for Inter and we want to give everything we have. Then I need to relax, spend two or three days thinking about myself and what will make me happier and then I will decide.”
It’s probably more likely he will depart, to Real Madrid or wherever, if Inter do complete an unprecedented Italian treble in Madrid. What else would there be left to achieve at an ageing Inter?
But if there are no jobs immediately available, he might decide to stay one last season but the chances of him seeing out his contract until 2012 look all but over.