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Mourinho reiterates desire to see out Inter deal

December 27, 2009

Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho has reiterated his intention to see out the remaining two and a half years on his contract with the Italian champions.

Jose Mourinho
GettyImagesMourinho insists he has no intention of walking out on Inter

The 46-year-old former Chelsea manager has frequently been linked with a return to the Premier League but has again insisted he plans to honour his Inter deal.

"We all signed a clear contract until 2012, because we want to continue until 2012," he said in Portuguese newspaper Publico. "Yes, there are clauses to finish earlier - that Inter will pay me if they want me out and another that I will pay if I want to leave Inter... all very easy and objective."

Mourinho, who led Porto to Champions League glory in 2004 and Chelsea to back-to-back Premier League titles in 2005 and 2006, will never deem his job completely secure but is happy with how things are going at the San Siro.

"My job is always in danger because Inter are a team that many want to coach and my teams are always well constructed for the following years," he said. "But if my job is in the balance after winning the championship, being first in the (Serie A) standings and in the knock-out phase of the Champions League, imagine how the situation would be for those who fail to meet their objectives."

Mourinho will take his team back to Stamford Bridge to face Carlo Ancelotti's Chelsea in the last 16 of the Champions League in March, and plans to return to west London before then to see how the land lies at his former stomping ground.

"I will return to Stamford Bridge before the Champions League tie to see a game, because I will not return for the first time to play," he said. "That day, I want to be 'cold', but I know it will not be easy. It was a beautiful story. I cannot forget that I will be playing against my friends."