This past weekend, Inter Milan won it's fourth Serie A title (Scudetto) in a row. Yes, fourth.
For any club, this would be an amazing accomplishment. But not for Internazionale. You see, this past summer Inter Milan hired arguably the best manager in all of football—Jose Mourinho. Mourinho's resume speaks for itself. He has two Premier League titles, one Champion's League title, and many more that I don't feel like getting into.
He was supposed to bring a new age to Internazionale. You see, Inter Milan has been knocked out of the Champion's League before reaching the quarterfinals for the past four years. Yes, four years.
Even though Inter had been seeing great success at the domestic level, they had been embarrassed in the European level.
Mourinho didn't waste any time when he arrived at Inter. He quickly signed some of the most talented players in Europe and built a squad that seemed destined to take the world by storm.
Once again, Internazionale bounced out of the knockout rounds. Even with this new and improved squad.
So what was the point on wasting money on transfers. Why waste money on Jose Mourinho? He did nothing that Inter managers hadn't done before.
There are many that will say that the season is only a true failure if Jose failed to win the Serie A. However, that is not the point. The point is that Jose failed to do what he promised.
The world of football is a very impatient. Now, Jose is one of my favourite managers, but he needs to be the "Special One" that he claims to be. This summer will be big for him. Not only is he expected to fight off challenges from AC Milan, Juventus, and Roma, but also, he is expected to at least go deep into the knockout stages of the Champion's League.
Easier said than done.
However, as long as Jose and Inter struggle on the international stage, they will not get any respect. In a week, when the Champion's League final is played, we will be watching the La Liga Champions and the Premier League Champions.
It's time for the Serie A to stand up.