â€śAt the start it was a shock,â€ť he confessed to Max magazine. â€śPerhaps because of the tension I had accumulated, or the anger and disappointment of the firing, I just could not accept the idea of suddenly being out of my world after a lifetime in football.
â€śThen, a little bit at a time, I got over it. I can see that every now and then it is healthy to relax and every day that goes by I feel better.â€ť
His view of replacement Jose Mourinho is that the hard work has already been done and success is inevitable.
â€śI wonâ€™t talk about Inter, I will only say one word: Scudetto. This was already the strongest team for the last two years, so they will certainly win again this season.â€ť