Hold on tight this could be a bumpy ride!
Real Madrid will unveil Jose Mourinho as their new manager on Monday after agreeing compensation with Inter Milan.
Club presidents Massimo Moratti and Florentino Perez met in Milan on Friday to thrash out a deal to allow Mourinho to quit the Champions League winners.
Mourinho, 47, will replace Manuel Pellegrini in the Madrid hotseat after the Chilean was sacked on Wednesday.
Spanish and Italian media reported Inter would receive about 8m euros (£6.7m) under the terms of his deal.
Inter had claimed they were due £13.5m in compensation for Mourinho, whose contract was due to run until 2012.
A Real Madrid statement said: “The agreement took place following a meeting between Inter Milan President Massimo Moratti and Real Madrid President Florentino Perez in Milan.
“The meeting was friendly and cordial, as befits the relationship between both clubs.” (BBC Sport)
This could be the beginning of a beautiful relationship or indeed it could be a bloody nightmare. The most egotistical, arrogant but arguably one of the most successful managers of his generation takes over at quite possible the biggest club planet earth. Hold on for one hell of a rollercoaster ride.
Among all this a manager was sacked for finishing second in La Liga with a points total that would have won the title in any other season. Manuel Pellegrini can hold his head up high and will no doubt walk into a more stable post soon enough.
Two important questions. What will happen if Jose doesn’t win the La Liga or the Champions League in his first season? And more importantly, how much will he spend this summer?