Reports in Italy say that Jose Mourinho has given the Inter board a deadline should they wish to hire him. That deadline was rumoured to be midnight tonight, but as the clock is ticking in Italy, nothing has been announced so far.
Still, Portuguese newspaper A Bola has announced that a deal has in fact been done between the former Chelsea boss and the Inter board. Mourinho is rumoured to earn about â‚¬9 million per season for the duration of his three year contract. That should be enough to feed his family good omelets.
Should the Mourinho deal go through, current Inter manager, Roberto Mancini will be left without a job. The Italian is thought to be interested in filling the vacancy at Chelsea, according to Football Italia. However Abramovich seems to be reluctant to let Mancini take over from Avram Grant as they look to bring in a manager with great man-management, at least that is what The Guardian thinks.
The same A Bola that thinks the Mourinho deal is almost done has also reported that Luis Figo’s future at the Milan club could depend on who is manager at Inter next season. The Portuguese veteran has declared that he will leave if Mancini stays and this should put extra pressure on Massimo Moratti to make a decision about who will manage his team next year.
[Sources: A Bola, Football Italia, The Guardian]