Jose Mourinho has advised Inter Milan against appointing his former assistant Andre Villas-Boas, according to reports in Italy.
Mourinho is said to still be in constant contact with Inter president Massimo Moratti and he has advised him that Inter needs a similar overhaul to Chelsea – and AVB does not have the man-management skills to handle players.
Mourinho even gave public support to Claudio Ranieri, another former Stamford Bridge manager who he has clashed with in the past. The Special One told Italian TV:
“Advice for Moratti? I am a fan like everyone else and want to see Inter do well but Moratti knows better than anyone what to do. The players are good, they have a lot to give and Ranieri is a coach with a lot of experience who can calmly start a new season.”
Atletic Madrid coach Marcelo Bielsa is now the favourite to replace Claudio Ranieri at the end of the season with former player Laurent Blanc and now Catania boss Vincenzo Montella also in the running.
Mourinho and AVB, who was sacked by Chelsea earlier this month, are no longer in touch since Villas-Boas left the Inter staff to start his own coaching career in 2009.