Mourinho claims he agreed Real job after 2010 triumph over Barca

first_img The Portuguese boss was appointed at the Santiago Bernabeu that summer after leading the Nerazzurri to the Champions League title. However, he has now revealed the decision was made in advance of his side’s defeat of Bayern Munich in the showpiece, which ironically took place in the Spanish capital. Mourinho said he had the blessing of Inter president Massimo Moratti to join Los Blancos, but he also revealed that he was never as happy in Madrid as he had been at Inter. The current Tottenham boss was arguably at the peak of his managerial powers during his time at Inter, helping them to dominate Italian football and masterminding their Champions League triumph including the memorable victory over Barcelona.Advertisement Jose Mourinho has revealed he decided to join Real Madrid from Inter after the Champions League semi-final triumph over Barcelona. Having beaten Pep Guardiola’s side 3-1 at the San Siro, and despite a red card for Thiago Motta in the Camp Nou – Inter progressed 3-2 on aggregate. “I made the decision after the second game of the semi-final with Barcelona, because I knew we were going to win the Champions League,” Mourinho told Gazzetta dello Sport, via Marca. “Moratti understood, but his words were not necessary, it was seen by how we hugged each other on the pitch after the Madrid final. “Moratti told me ‘after this you have the right to leave’. It was the allowance to do what I wanted, to be happy. As it turned out, I was happier in Milan than in Madrid. # Read Also: Messi asked if he would pass to Ronaldo if they played together “If I had returned to Milan after the Santiago Bernabéu final, with the fans chanting my name, perhaps I would not have left Inter. I had not yet signed with Madrid. Those who say that a Madrid delegate came to our hotel in Madrid before the final (won against Bayern) is nonsense. “I wanted to go to Madrid. They wanted me from the previous year, I proposed it to Moratti, but he convinced me to stay. And I had already told Madrid when I was at Chelsea. You cannot say no three times to Madrid.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morelast_img read more

GDF leads in Joint Services Championships with 323 points

first_imgPOLICE’s Jevina Sampson and the GDF’s Ornesto Thomas picked up wins in their 800m races yesterday, while long distance champion Cleveland Forde had to run a tactical race to win the men’s 5000m on Tuesday to help the Guyana Defence Force build up a lead over the Guyana Police Force (GPF) ,when the Inter-Services Annual Athletics Championship (ISAAC) started at the National Track and Field Centre in Leonora.Even as confusion prevailed over the results,at the end of the day the Guyana Defence Force (GDF),who are the defending champions,tallied 323 points to lead Police by 70 points.In other team results,the Guyana Prison Services ended with 51 points while the Guyana Fire Service had 49 points.Meanwhile, as competition continued yesterday with the 800m,shot put, javelin and triple-jump finals, contention continued over the day’s results, with organisers still trying to finalise the points up to late last night.A similar situation prevailed on Tuesday when the event began, which saw the winners of races being mixed up.Though the officials could not get their act together on the track, winning was the only thing on the minds of the athletes, seeking to take their team to the top. Sampson fought hard and prevailed over her teammate Shonsell Adams in the women’s 800m, while in the men’s 800m,Thomas took the win over his teammate Wayne Harlequin.In Tuesday’s events, Police’s Nathaniel Giddings ran the race of his life as he tried but failed to overpower Cleveland Forde,aka Little Kenyan. Forde was content to let his teammate Odwin Tudor and Giddings lead for most of the race, but always mindful to keep just behind the leading pack. It was with just two laps to go that Forde really began to make a bid for the lead.He received some resistance from Giddings, who was intent on giving this race his best.The sprinkling of spectators were on their feet cheering on their favourites, waiting in suspense to see if Giddings would manage an upset over FordeBut as the race entered the last lap,Giddings could no longer hold off Forde. By the time Giddings hit the back straight Forde had already put some distance between the two, and it was all over for Giddings. Giddings managed to close in on Forde,however,he couldn’t get past him.Forde then closed off the race in 15:54.70s, while Giddings came in just behind him in 15:56.60s.Many commended Giddings for his performance,saying that was one of the best they’ve seen from him. Tudor took third in 16:07.00s.The women’s 300m was won by Ashanti Scott in a time of 11:56.90s.In other wins of the day, GPF’s Saphina Vanderstoop picked up the women’s discuss win with a distance of 36.90m.GDF’s Domon Williams leaped to 6.87m to take the men’s long jump win, and Aniqua Powley won the women’s long jump after clearing 5.42m.last_img read more