Many believe that it is only a matter of time before Jose Mourinho does the expected; and once again returns to England to manage Chelsea; a team he previously enjoyed great success with. This time, he wants to bring in Marco Materazzi as his assistant manager.
According to Football Italia, should Mourinho return to Stamford Bridge in the summer, it is expected that he will attempt to bring in former Internazionale and Italy defender; Marco Materazzi as his assistant manager, many will remember Materazzi from the 2006 World Cup, where the great Zinedine Zidane infamously delivered a head butt which saw him receive a red card.
Materazzi is no stranger to English football, as he once enjoyed a loan spell with Everton back in the 1998/99 season, although the English game has advanced thoroughly since then; his extremely close relationship with Mourinho could lead to a good level of success, much like the two did at Inter.
Materazzi and Mourinho won the Champions League together in their player-coach relationship, alongside two Serie A titles, and a Coppa Italia. After the Champions League final in 2010; Mourinho announced he was leaving the team, and the pair were pictured in an embrace and were moved to tears as they said goodbye.
So, a potential return with Mourinho could sound appealing to Materazzi, but it is also clear that he is not a big fan of current Chelsea interim-manager, Rafa Benitez. A war of words between the two resulted in Benitez calling Materazzi a liar ten times in an interview.
This was after the former defender had said of his time working under the Spaniard at Inter in 2010, according to reports: “If I was president of a club, I would not trust him with my team,” Materazzi said.
He also labelled Benitez “weak” and claimed he took down pictures of his predecessor Mourinho at Inter’s training ground.
Benitez denied the claims and called Materazzi a liar to reporters, adding: “In Italy everyone knows Materazzi and everyone at Inter knows him – he’s a liar. He’s lying.”
Marco Materazzi will be happy to see the back of Rafa Benitez come the end of the current campaign, and a return for Jose Mourinho at the Bridge could result in Marco also joining up with the side; as Mourinho’s number two.
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