Jose Mourinho has left the door open for a sensational return 'home' to Inter Milan in the future.
Real Madrid coach wants to see his old side improve next term
Jose Mourinho has left the door open for a sensational return 'home' to Inter Milan after admitting he could manage them again in the future.
The flamboyant Portuguese coach is currently closing in on a Primera Liga and UEFA Champions League double with Real Madrid.
His status among the world's premier coaches is undoubted and he is still remembered fondly at Inter where he led them to the treble in 2010.
Mourinho would also like to see former technical director Gabriele Oriali back at the club where the two enjoyed a fruitful working relationship.
When asked about the likelihood of a return to the Nerazzurri, he told Mediaset
.: "A return to Inter? A return home is always possible.
"It's the same with 'Lele' - he must go home," he added on Sky Sports Italia
Inter are currently eighth in Serie A, which prompted the club to dismiss Claudio Ranieri and replace him with Andrea Stramaccioni on an interim basis.
The form of his old club is something that saddens Mourinho and he was sympathetic to Ranieri's plight after he failed to halt their slide.
He continued: "Inter are my home and one day I could come back. I'm a supporter and like all the other supporters I'm sad, but I hope next season will be better for them.
"I feel sorry for Ranieri. I was confident that with him in charge they would have got the results, but that's football."