Mourinho signs for Inter
Tuesday 01 April, 2008
Despite formal denials, Jose Mourinho early this morning put pen to paper on a 4 year deal that is reportedly worth €6million a season.
Mourinho’s personal advisor, Eladio Parames, has said that the 44-year-old and his agent Jorge Mendes flew to Italy yesterday to finalise the negoaitons with Inter chairman Massimo Moratti.
“It is true they are in Italy and are putting pen to paper as we speak,” Parames said. The Portuguese had been linked with a number of European clubs, and the England job, since he left Chelsea in September last year.
Mourinho left the meeting this morning all smiles and was quick to point out although he has not taken over yet, he is already planning ahead.
"I'm very happy to join this club. They have been after me for a while so it shows they mean business. Moratti was a gentleman and he support the ideas I have for this club" Mourinho told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Moratti however was more philosopihcal about the situation, "It was important to get Jose's signature early as there is alot of compeition for him, but now we must focus on winning the Scudetto"
"I thank Roberto for what he has achieved although the job is not over yet"
It is so far unclear if Mourinho's signing will effect the team or the current mananger Roberto Mancini.
Jose Mourinho was currently unwilling to comment on any possible transfers, but one thing is certain; it will shape up to be a very interesting summer.
Source: Channel 4, Gazzetta.