As reports of his unrest in Spain continue to grow, Jose Mourinho has spoken of his love of former club Inter, claiming he will always "belong to the Nerazzurri family."
Speaking in an interview in Wednesday's La Gazzetta dello Sport,the Real Madrid coach, who won an unprecedented treble during his stint at the San Siro, discussed his reasons for leaving the Milan club.
He claimed he would have liked to have remained longer with Inter, but the pull of making history with Real was too strong for him to resist.
"What nostalgia I have for Inter! I moved on because winning with Real Madrid will make me enter history, but my heart remains Nerazzurro. Inter is the club with which I wanted to stay longer," Mourinho said.
"Nowhere else gave me the same happiness. Inter are a family and I belong to the Nerazzurri family forever. When I left I cried more than once. I lived in a fantastic environment at Pinetina where I trained and at the Meazza.
"Why did I leave Milan for Madrid? It was the third time Real offered me their bench & My friends told me: you can be a great coach but if you don't become a champion with Real there will always be something missing."