Moratti welcomes Mourinho back to Italy: ‘He sent me a message’

Former Inter President Massimo Moratti said Jose Mourinho sent him a message before Roma announced his return to Serie A.

The Portuguese coach has stayed in touch with the former Nerazzurri patron after their successful time together at the Giuseppe Meazza.

Yesterday, Roma announced Mourinho as their new head coach from 2021-22 and the former Porto, Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester United coach has signed a three-year contract with La Lupa.

“Mourinho sent me a message,” Moratti revealed to Corriere della Sera. “Concrete as usual. Three words. No more were needed.

“He wrote: ‘See you soon’.”

Moratti said he’s happy for his former coach and confirmed 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.”

Moratti said Mourinho’s adventure with Inter ‘is in the past’ but stressed the time with the 58-year-old is ‘unforgettable’.

“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.”


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