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Inter president Massimo Moratti has explained his decision to hire Jose Mourinho as new Inter coach.

The ‘Special one' is expected to be unveiled in Milan on Tuesday after weeks of speculation linking him with the Nerazzurri job.

Moratti is hoping Mourinho can take Inter to European success in the Champions League and he cannot wait to start working with him.

“I appreciate Mourinho's professionalism,†Moratti told Quotidiano.Net

“He (Mourinho) is a coach with plenty of experience and he is capable making this side lively and take it back to the pinnacle of football.

“With Mourinho there will be less suffering and success will arrive much easier.

“Next season we will base everything around the team we have at our disposal so we will be relying on Ibrahimovic, Zanetti and Cambiasso.

“We will not revolutionise the side as we have plenty of up-and-coming players like Balotelli in our team.â€

Mourinho has been resting since his departure from Chelsea last year and no doubt he will be looking forward to his latest challenge to take Inter to Champions League glory.

The former Porto coach won the competition with the Dragoes in 2004.

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Mourinho Eyes Essien, Again

Jose Mourinho is set to be unveiled as Internazionale's new coach today, and his first order of business will be to capture Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien…

The former Blues boss has been granted a gigantic transfer-chest of around ₤100 million by Inter president Massimo Moratti, according to reports from Italy.

The Special One is expected to raid Stamford Bridge during the summer, with attackers Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard heavily rumoured to be on the verge of switching to San Siro.

But The Sun claims Mourinho has made Essien his top target and will match the ₤24 million he paid to the Ghanaian from Olympique Lyonnaise three years ago.

The 25-year-old is recognised among the best box-to-box players in the world, earning comparisons with Dutch great Edgar Davids for his mix of tenacity and technique.

Essien moving to Milan would set up a tantalising pairing with Argentine international Esteban Cambiasso in the centre of the Nerazzurri midfield, while raising question marks over the futures of Patrick Vieira and Olivier Dacourt.

But Chelsea will be keen to keep one of their most consistent performers, as they attempt to quell a possible mass exodus from west London, which has been on the cards since Mourinho's departure in September.

The Portuguese was hugely popular with the players during his time at Stamford Bridge, the likes of Drogba and Lampard remaining loyal to the former Porto boss even after he parted ways with the club following a drawn-out dispute with owner Roman Abramovich.

Many have speculated that it is only of where the Chelsea stars follow Mourinho, not if, and the blue half of Milan seems certain to be the destination now following the sacking of Roberto Mancini.

Inter winger Luis Figo confirmed: “Already everyone knows of Mourinho's arrival to Inter, and even the club have informed me of the news.â€

Nervous time for Chelski. :D
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