Saturday, May 22, 2010

Mourinho To Real Madrid?

Goal.Com: Jose Mourinho Confirms He Is Leaving Inter & Will Be The Next Manager Of Real Madrid.

Jose Mourinho has confirmed he will leave Inter to manage Real Madrid after securing the Champions League trophy with the Italian club.

The Portuguese boss has guided Inter to a cup treble this year, including the Champions League, Coppa Italia and Serie A and believes he has gone as far as he can at San Siro.

"My work here is done," he said on RAI television in Italy. "I have made club history. I will leave Inter to find motivations in another big club."

When asked by German station Sat.1 if he would be joining Real Madrid, Mourinho simply answered "yes."

"Great season, incredible season," Mourinho told Sky Sports. "Not many words to describe how I feel because I am so happy, I'm so proud."

"I'm so sad because almost for sure it was my last game with Inter and Inter is my house, the same way Chelsea is my house. Chelsea, it was difficult to leave, Inter it is difficult to leave but that's life, that's football.

"After Chelsea I thought it would be impossible to have the same kind of relation with supporters," confessed Mourinho. "I found exactly the same, or we build exactly the same. So now we have two houses - Stamford Bridge, San Siro. And probably a third house, probably Santiago Bernabeu."

When asked why he was to join Madrid, Mourinho replied: "It's the only club who wants me!"

Mourinho further remarked he has no choice but to join the Spanish giants at this point in his career.

"No I don't have. I don't have a choice. Real Madrid is Real Madrid.

"Everybody knows that English football is my passion and I'll be back to England once. But a big player, a big coach - if you don't coach Real Madrid, or you don't play for Real Madrid, you have always a little space on your career. So if I do decide to come to Real Madrid then I will be a very proud man.

Further, Mourinho confirmed he wants to win the Champions League with three different clubs before returning to England.

"Yes it's done, but I don't know. That's why I don't speak with the players so that they don't change my decision, or make me cry or make me think a different way.

"But I think my target now is to win another championship, I've never won it, and win Champions League with a third club. And then come back to England.

It had been speculated the former Chelsea boss would arrive at the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer after Mourinho expressed his desire to one day manage Los Blancos.

Inter's 2-0 victory over Bayern Munich sealed the club's first success in Europe's premier competition for 45 years.

It has been reported Mourinho has an agreement with Inter president Massimo Moratti which will see him leave for free now that Inter have secured the Champions League trophy.

However, Real would be forced into paying upwards of €7million if Moratti is not willing to let Mourinho go.

Mourinho did go some way to cloud the issue in later interviews. In his native Portuguese, Mourinho told RTP: "I have not spoken with anyone, but I know there is interest from Real Madrid and it is true I am also interested."


Fungus the Photo! said...

The beautiful game. Too boring for Americans. Too pointless for me.

Very interestin'!

OilIsMastery said...

I don't think it's pointless because from an ethics perspective it allows people to direct their tribal and nationalistic aggression in a nonviolent manner...=)