As he prepares to sign with Inter Milan today, Maniche insists it wasn't his decision to leave Atletico Madrid.

Maniche, who has clashed with management during his time at the Vicente Calderon, said: "Leaving Atletico is not my decision.

"It hurts to leave Atletico because I was very happy there.

"I don't want to create controversy with anyone. I only say that I am leaving with a clear conscience."