The Inter Milan manager Andrea Stramaccioni has said that he is extremely happy to be compared with the former Inter Milan manager José Mourinho. He was recently compared with the Portuguese manager by the President of the club Massimo Moratti after the spectacular 1-0 win over the arch rivals AC Milan during the weekend.
Massimo Moratti compared the style of working and the dedication both the managers have to the game. Speaking about this praise, the Inter Milan manager Andrea Stramaccioni said that he could not be any more happier. However, the 36-year-old has also downplayed suggestions by saying that he still has a long way to go before he can achieve the same things done by the 49-year-old Mourinho.
The former Chelsea manager is regarded as one of the best in the world after having lifted more than 20 titles in the last 10 seasons with four different clubs across four different nations in Europe. He has also managed to lift the Champions league title with two different teams in two different countries. Many regard him to be the best in the world for this reason. The Inter Milan president recently revealed that he is a staunch admirer of the 49-year-old and was extremely sad to see him go to Real Madrid in 2010.
“I’ve very proud of what the president said. I can only smile at the comparison because I’m a nobody, while Mourinho has won everywhere that he has gone. I feel fortunate to have caught the attention of a club like Inter, first with the youth team, and Moratti was following the Primavera and appointed me. That’s why I work every day on the training pitch to try and repay his faith in me. I’m happy at the moment, but I need to stay grounded because there is a long way to go,” said Andrea Stramaccioni.