Jose: England paradise compared to Italy

ROME - England is a paradise for coaches who want to build for the long term whereas Serie A clubs are sack-happy and obsessed with the next result, according to Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho.

The Portuguese is on course to lead Inter to a fourth consecutive Serie A title in his first season at the club, with his side 10 points ahead of Juventus and AC Milan with six games to go.

The winner of two Premier League titles during a three-year stint at Chelsea, Mourinho has previously said he would like to return to coach in England one day.

"England is a paradise for the coaches who can plan for the future without the pressure of winning in the short term," he told the club's website.

"(Arsene) Wenger works in tranquillity. Arsenal haven't won a title in four years but he continues his fantastic work with young players.

"I think (Liverpool boss Rafa) Benitez will miss out on winning the Premier League for the fifth time but he continues his fantastic work and his contract gets extended.

"In Italy I think 10 coaches have already been replaced this season. Here there's the obsession with results, points. Those playing for the championship must become champions or it's a drama.

"Those playing to stay up must stay in Serie A and if they don't it's a drama and the coach is sure to be sacked. Italian coaches are good technically but they are also good at handling this type of pressure."

The comments are sure to fuel speculation Mourinho will not stay at Inter beyond the end of his contract in 2011.

"My contract is for three seasons," said Mourinho when asked if he would remain longer than the four years his predecessor Roberto Mancini was in charge.