After eight months doing nothing Mourinho is back. He will cost Inter Milan £7 million a season.
His answer to the theory that it was Abramovich’s wealth that had created Chelsea’s success was “The finance is not the most important factor. It’s a big help but it’s more about creating a squad, creating a team.”
He will be joined at Inter by Rui Farias, Silvino and Andrei Villas Boas, all three of whom were part of his coaching staff at Stamford Bridge. Rumours include: Frank Lampard, Michael Essien, Ricardo Carvalho and Didier Drogba are moving to Inter.
But do Inter need improving after three scudettos in a row? Luis Figo was poised for retirement but the arrival of compatriot Mourinho may spell another season. Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been linked with a move away but would he forego the chance of working with one of the world’s most charasmatic coaches?
Some say Serie A was dull last season. With Mourinho around, next season will be anything but.