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Mourinho finally arrives at Inter, but will Lampard follow?
The worst kept secret in football has finally been made public – Jose Mourinho is Inter Milan’s new coach.
Rumours the former Chelsea coach would take over at the San Siro have been rampant for months and they intensified when Roberto Mancini was sacked last week despite leading the side to a third straight Serie A title.
The newspapers were so confident Mourinho would be appointed that they had already started guessing who he might buy.
Chelsea’s Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard remain close to their former boss and reports say they are on his target list.
Mourinho also managed Deco in Porto’s 2004 Champions League-winning side so the Barcelona midfielder is being tipped to come to Italy.
But do Inter need improving after three scudettos in a row? Luis Figo was poised for retirement but the arrival of compatriot Mourinho may spell another season.
Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been linked with a move away but would he forego the chance of working with one of the world’s most charasmatic coaches?
Some say Serie A was dull last season. With Mourinho around, next term will be anything but.