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

- I have been a huge fan of Italian football since being bought Dejan Savicevic jersey on holiday as very young kid and been hooked ever since. My favourite players to have played in the Italian game are Francesco Totti (my absolute hero) and Filippo Inzaghi. I am currently studying for a degree in sports journalism.

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