Roma announced yesterday that they will be coached by former Real Madrid and Inter boss Jose Mourinho from the beginning of the 2021-22 season and that the contract will be valid for three years.
The Portuguese coach has stayed in touch with the Inter President Massimo Moratti after their victorious time together at Inter.
Mourinho sent me a message,
" the former Nerazzurri patron revealed to Corriere della Sera. "
Concrete as usual. Three words. No more were needed.
"He wrote: 'See you soon'."
Moratti looked happy for Mourinho and revealed they have kept in touch for the past 11 years.
There's esteem, I hope mutual,
" Moratti continued.
"For my part, undisputed. And I will confide to you that I'm happy for him
"Very, very much. I told him and I'll repeat it to him at the first opportunity. It's a good project, a nice square, good fans, a great adventure for the ownership of Roma.
"Mourinho will do well. Or at least, there are the conditions for this to happen."
Muratti said Mourinho's time with Inter was "in the past" but insisted that adventure with the 58-year-old was memorable.
"It's in the past. Together with him, we won everything," Moratti said. "The unforgettable seasons will remain, it's superfluous to underline it.
"Italian football will have profound and lasting benefits from someone like Mourinho. His irony, his intelligence, his provocations, his media presence, his enormous professional skills…
"I really like Mou's return. He amuses me. We needed it."