Trigger-happy Italians leave Mourinho hankering after English 'paradise'

23 April 2009 04:14
Inter Milan manager Jose Mourinho could be ready for a return to English football after describing coaching in the Barclays Premier League as 'paradise'.

The controversial Portuguese was sacked by Chelsea in 2007, but has been tipped to work in England again after an unhappy spell in Italy.

Mourinho has a three-year contract at San Siro and is expected to secure their fourth consecutive Scudetto, but could quit the club before his deal expires.

Striking a pose: Mourinho in the Inter dugout

'England is a paradise for the coaches who can plan for the future without the pressure of winning in the short term,' Mourinho told Inter's website.

'Arsene Wenger works in tranquility. Arsenal haven't won a title in four years but he continues his fantastic work with young players.

'I think Rafa Benitez will miss out on winning the Premier League for the fifth time but he continues his fantastic work and his contract gets extended.

'In Italy I think 10 coaches have already been replaced this season. Here there's the obsession with results, points. Those playing for the championship must become champions or it's a drama.

'Those playing to stay up must stay in Serie A and if they don't it's a drama and the coach is sure to be sacked. Italian coaches are good technically but they are also good at handling this type of pressure.'

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