In Italy he has faced a running battle with the pundits and purists and feels he has not been given the credit for steering Inter to the Serie A title.
And although he is on course to retain the championship, there are questions about whether he will see out the remaining 18 moths of his contract - especially if his team fails to reach the Champions League knockout phase.
In an interview with the Portuguese newspaper Record, he said: "I prefer to enjoy the capacity and health that God has given me to live to the limit the passion I have for high-level football.
"That's what I experienced in England and will continue to experience when I return to England or maybe have a new opportunity in Spain.
"It's true that I still say what I think. I call it honesty, authenticity, being up-front. In this respect I've not changed anything. I've always been like that."