Materazzi is seeking to reunite with his former boss as a coach.
Former Inter Milan and Italy defender Marco Materazzi has sent a stunning plea to Jose Mourinho to be his new assistant when he returns to Chelsea.
Materazzi played for three seasons under Mourinho at Inter, which included the historic treble winning season of the Serie A title, the Coppa Italia and Champions League in 2010.
That was the Italian’s final season as a professional footballer and since retiring he has taken up a role as a coach.
It seems that the bond between Materazzi and Mourinho is still strong and if as expected the Portuguese boss returns to Chelsea from Real Madrid next season, the 39-year-old would be keen to join his former boss.
“I’d love to (be his assistant), it’d be a dream,” the former Italy international was quoted in the Sun.
“In fact, you could call it an objective. I’d be working with the number one, so what could be better?”
West Bromwich Albion manager Steve Clarke was Mourinho’s assistant last time 50-year-old was at the club between 2004 and 2007 and would obviously be no longer available to resume the position.
Currently, ex-Blues player Boudewijn Zenden is the assistant to Rafael Benitez but the Dutchman is expected to move to Napoli with the Spaniard.
Therefore the position of assistant manager at Stamford Bridge would be available and Materazzi knows something of the Premier League after spending a year at Everton in 1998.
The Italian has since had a glittering career for club and country, including five successive Serie A titles with Inter, as well as four Coppa Italias, a Champions League and the World Cup in 2006 – beating France in the final in a match where Zinedine Zidane was sent off in his last ever match for headbutting Materazzi.