Sunday January 9 2011
Mourinho 'back seat' driver to Leo

Jose Mourinho reveals he “talks to Leonardo often and is in the back seat,” wishing the new Inter Coach every success at San Siro.

The Special One was notoriously critical of Rafa Benitez, but has a very different view on his replacement.

“I just want Inter to win, for the players, my President Massimo Moratti and the fans to win and be happy,” said the Real Madrid manager.

“I am out of the club now and can no longer contribute. I am just one more supporter following their progress and hoping all goes well,” continued Mourinho.

“I already had a good rapport with Leonardo when he was in charge of Milan and we were adversaries, so imagine how we get along now that he is in charge of one of my favourite clubs.

“I talk to Leonardo often and he knows I am in the back seat, sending positive thoughts. He is there, with the capacity and experience necessary to do well.

“I am calm and hope he and Inter can have another positive season like the one I had last term.”

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