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Jose shrugs off special tag
03 Jun 2008 - 11:58:53
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."