Jose Mourinho has said he does not expect his next coaching position to be in Italy.
The 56-year-old won five major honours during his two seasons at Inter Milan, including a historic treble in 2010.
Mourinho hinted after that victory at the Santiago Bernabeu that it would be his last match in charge and he officially departed less than a week later to take over at Real Madrid.
Despite happy memories of his time in Italy, the Portuguese doesn’t see a return to the game there, although he says it was hard to leave.
“My future? I don’t think it will be in Italy,” Mourinho told Italian TV show Tiki Taka.
Opening up on his exit from Inter nine years ago, Mourinho said: “Inter is my home, my family.
“[Massimo] Moratti is a friend, my president. The story of the treble was fantastic.
“After [the final in] Madrid, if I returned to San Siro to celebrate, I would never leave Inter. When you say goodbye to a family it’s a hard thing to deal with.
“That night I already knew I was leaving, I couldn’t say no to Real Madrid for the third time.”