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2010 12 22 Retrieve
[It is believed that Benitez is negotiating a severance with Inter before his exit is announced] We are trying to understand what’s going on. This situation is a bit of a mess. Everything that happened was a bit unexpected, we are considering every point of view. I haven’t had a way of talking any other coach. I haven’t met Leonardo
2016 02 13 Retrieve
[on Jose Mourinho] I liked a lot the character of Mourinho. And of course the results. From the beginning, I considered Mourinho special
2016 02 14 Retrieve
[on Jose Mourinho] It’s difficult to find a defect in Mourinho. Perhaps he is a little introverted, but he is marvellous
2017 12 09 Retrieve
[Moratti says Man Utd boss was never convinced by Madrid move] 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 after Mourinho left so soon afterwards.
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.
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.
2020 04 06 Retrieve
[ex-Inter chief Moratti says club ‘will explore deal’ for Messi] I don’t think it’s a forbidden dream at all. Maybe it wasn’t even before this misfortune [the coronavirus lockdown]. Messi is at the end of his contract and it would certainly be attempted to bring him home. I don’t know if this situation will change anything, but I think we will see strange things at the end of the year. He is a very good lad, he cares about his career, but as I said before, we have to see if it’s part of an operation for bigger players like Messi