Published On: Sat, Mar 2nd, 2013

Figo clarifies role with Inter and praises Mourinho

’s Director of International Relations and former player has clarified just what that role entails, in a Spanish interview.

The old Portuguese international made over 100 appearances during his four year spell with the Nerazzurri.

“What does my job mean?,” he said. “In Italy, they call me a foreign minister because I live in Madrid and I am in International Relations at the club.

“My job is to accompany the club this season in the Europa League and also last year in the Champions League while I also go around the world as a face for the club and participate in UEFA and other association meetings.”

He also revealed that it was a pleasure to remain at Inter under the management of , who actually convinced him to postpone a planned retirement.

The 40-year-old said: “I have a very positive opinion of Mourinho, he is also Portuguese and is a great professional and winner and one of the reasons why I chose to play one more year with Inter was to be able to work with him.

“I ended up in great shape, winning titles and it was a great experience to work alongside him and there is so much difference between what you see on television and in person with him.”

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Padraig Whelan

- Deputy Editor of Forza Italian Football. Sports journalist with the Dundalk Democrat newspaper, based in Ireland and cover football in a number of places such as The Sun, The Mirror, The Star, The Times and more. You can get in touch with me on Twitter: @PWhelan88.

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