Inter Milan striker Diego Milito is hoping Jose Mourinho will remain at the helm of the club next season.
Mourinho's contract with Inter is not due to expire until June 2012, but the Portuguese boss has been strongly linked with a move to Primera Liga runners-up Real Madrid.
However, Argentine forward Milito admits he wants the coach to stay at Inter, and has stressed his value to the Serie A champions.
"We hope he will remain with us," said Milito. "He is very important to us."
Mourinho revealed earlier this week he would wait until after Saturday's UEFA Champions League final against Bayern Munich before making a decision on his future.
The Nerazzurri, who also won this year's Coppa Italia, make the trip to Madrid on the brink of making history with a remarkable treble in sight.
"We have to think of how we are going to approach Bayern," added Milito.
"Up to now, we have not been able to talk among us about this because we have had so many important games.
"From tomorrow, we will start to organise ourselves.
"Bayern has a very good team, with great players."
Milito, who scored the winning goals that secured Inter their Cup success last month and the scudetto on Sunday, is the top scorer for the Italian giants in the Champions League having netted four times.