Inter Milan president Moratti: Mourinho is No1

"It's not that I had this planned, but once we were forced to make a change I thought I had to get the No 1 Coach," Moratti said.

"Mourinho is a part of the rise in season ticket sales. There is curiosity, expectation and a greater drive. People are obviously waiting to see what kind of Inter this will be."

A vast number of star names have been linked with the Beneamata, including Deco, Alberto Aquilani and Frank Lampard.

"We have made two lists for the transfer market - mine and Mourinho's," Moratti said with a grin. "Now we will see how we do with uniting the two and we won't have problems.

"Mourinho and Mancini before him never had problems with the market. The aim is clearly to put a winning squad out there - it happened with Mancini and Mourinho hasn't made impossible demands so far."