Materazzi won the Treble at Inter under Mourinho.
“Anyone who speaks ill of Mourinho just does it because of envy. I really liked his style of management, as he made us work a lot with the ball because he knows this sport is football.
“He always seeks success, as well as being an honest man. Honesty is one of the principle values in life, so why shouldn’t it be in sport?”
There have been rumours that Materazzi will reunite with Mourinho at Chelsea as his assistant manager.
“I’d love to, it’d be a dream! In fact, you could call it an objective. I’d be working with the Number One, so what could be better?”