Jose shrugs off special tag

03 June 2008 11:58
New Internazionale coach Jose Mourinho says he no longer wants to be considered as special, having been formally unveiled as the new man in charge of the Serie A champions. The Portuguese has succeeded Roberto Mancini at the San Siro and says he wants to forge a new reputation, having anointed himself with the tag of 'The Special One' upon his arrival at Chelsea. "I am Mourinho, period," he told reporters. "I have arrived to a special club and I believe I am a great coach, but I don't want to be special. "I don't change. I am the same person as I was before, with the same mission and the same passion for my work. "I have always believed that I would like to work in Italy and at a great club. "I want to thank Inter president Massimo Moratti and sporting director Marco Branca who have given me this opportunity. For me this is a very important challenge. "I need to start a new cycle after that of Mancini, who I consider a great coach, but I am a different tactician. "I want to change the football philosophy of the team, this is my challenge."

Source: ESA