Marco Materazzi ‘dreams’ of being Jose Mourinho’s No2 at Chelsea

Former Inter Milan defender Marco Materazzi says he would love to link up with Jose Mourinho if his former boss returns to Chelsea

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Jose Mourinho worked with Marco Materazzi at Inter Milan Photo: Steindy/Wikimedia

Marco Materazzi has admitted he would love to be Jose Mourinho’s number two at Chelsea if his former Inter Milan boss seals a return to the Blues.

Real Madrid confirmed the 50-year-old will leave the Spanish capital at the end of the season after months of speculation surrounding the Portuguese coach’s future.

Materazzi, 39, who spent a season at Everton in 1998-99, won the Serie A title, Coppa Italia and Champions League under Mourinho at Inter Milan in 2010.

The Italian retired from football two seasons ago but would love to be reunited with the former Nerazzurri manager, who is expected to be named Chelsea boss in the coming weeks, in a coaching capacity.

“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?” Materazzi said.

“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?”

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