Bedy Moratti, the sister of former Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti, has claimed that Jose Mourinho is heading to Manchester to take over at Old Trafford, news which will no doubt irk current Red Devils’ boss Louis van Gaal.
Moratti, who is the honorary president of the ‘Inter Club’ supporters’ group, had just been for lunch with Mourinho in Milan when she was asked by a calciomercato.com journo about the meeting. On the Nerazzurri’s former manager, she said:
He’s missed as a person, but right now he’s happy, he’s going to Manchester.
Here’s the video…
So there you have it! Unless she just means that he’s planning a city-break to the city, this is a rather huge claim. While the rumours have been gathering pace over the last few months, as van Gaal’s United continue to tread water, to hear someone respected actually say the words is rather big.
However, while no-one expects van Gaal to last beyond the summer at Old Trafford, questions still remain over whether Mourinho’s prosaic football will fit in with the Red Devils’ traditional attacking ethos. And after this season’s debacle at Chelsea, securing the services of the ‘Special One’ is by no means a guarantee of success for any club.