He spent two decades leading Inter to a number of successes, working with several coaches, signing many players, so it’s no surprise a book was written about his time as boss of the Milan club.
Massimo Moratti, talking at the presentation of that book, said many interesting things, with probably his Jose Mourinho revelations sticking out.
That Champions League final was the end of a journey and as Interisti we appreciated the difficulties of getting there more than the final result. After all, we couldn’t even celebrate it to the full, because Mourinho left so soon afterwards
the former Inter main share-holder said.
A year beforehand, Mourinho had told me that there was interest from Real Madrid. Then it was repeated. You cannot keep people prisoner, but it certainly wasn’t nice to see [Real Madrid president Florentino] Perez waiting in the car for Mou outside the Champions League Final at the Bernabeu
Moratti remembered, going back in time.
Mourinho himself regretted it even before he had made the move: a few hours later, in my office in Milan, he told me that he realised he was going to a business and not a family. Mourinho said that if he could, he would’ve remained at Inter. I told him to make his choices in absolute freedom. His tears upon leaving were real and I am pleased that still to this day he says he supports Inter
the former Inter owner said, maybe, possibly, hoping that one day the Portuguese will return to San Siro.