Saturday, August 2, 2008

Italy: A Special War of Words

I have no ties to any teams in Serie A, but I have a feeling I'll be following Inter Milan a lot more closely this season thanks the ongoing brilliance/antics of Jose Mourinho. The Times of London likened the Special One to Barack Obama this week in terms of his status as a media darling.

The war or words between Obama and John McCain may carry more weight this fall, but likely won't be as entertaining as the one brewing between Mourinho and AC Milan boss Carlo Ancellotti. Having dodged rumors all spring that Mourinho would be taking his job, Ancelotti is no doubt already sick of the charismatic Portuguese manager.  It's not like Ancelotti is some chump manager; he has two Champions League crowns to Mourinho's one. The back-and-forth between these two should add plenty to an always-tense Milan derby.

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