Roberto Mancini admits jealousy of Jose Mourinho's Inter Milan tenure

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Inter Milan manager Roberto Mancini has admitted he's jealous of the success Jose Mourinho had during his time at the San Siro.

The Portuguese boss was manager of the Serie A side for two years, from 2008 until 2010 and during that era, he helped guide the club to five trophies.

Mourinho's Inter Era

In his first season, he lifted the Serie A title and also the Supercoppa Italiana, before completing an outstanding treble the following season.


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Mourinho guided the Italian outfit to three major trophies in the 2009/2010 season as they won the Serie A title, the Champions League and also the Coppa Italia.

However, following that season, he left in order to join Real Madrid.

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Mancini's First Stint at Inter

Mourinho was in fact the man that replaced Mancini at the San Siro, as the latter spent four seasons with Inter from 2004 until 2008.

Mancini is currently enjoying his second stint in charge of the Serie A outfit and is hoping he can have similar success to the last time he was at the helm.

During his first stint as manager, Mancini guided Inter to seven different trophies, including three Serie A titles, however, the club have only won on more trophy since 2010, and that came four years ago in 2011 when they lifted the Coppa Italia.

Mancini's Second Stint

Mancini, who is now back at Inter, wants to bring the glory days back to the San Siro and is already making drastic changes to his squad.

Inter have been busy in the transfer window, signing Geoffrey Kondogbia, Miranda and Martin Montoya, but it's reported that the spending won't stop there.

However, attentions at the minute for Mancini is to try and bring success back to the historic Italian club, and speaking in an interview, he admitted that he was jealous of what Mourinho managed to achieve at the club during his short stay.


"I think he’s a good coach," Mancini said of the 52-year-old Mourinho.

"Am I jealous about the treble? That’s a natural emotion, but I believe things happen because they were meant to happen."

Mourinho is now back in the Premier League with Chelsea and just guided them to a Premier League title and also a Capital One Cup trophy.

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