When my first spell as manager of Inter Milan started, the Premier League was still in its infancy.
It was 1995, and Italy was the country the top players gravitated to – it’s also where the money was. There weren’t £1m wage earners in England then, but there certainly were in Italy.
Many of the world’s stars were playing there – the finest Netherlands, Germany and Brazil internationals all came to Italy. In that respect, it was a fascinating league.
It was much like the Premier League is today. Every week you’d look at the teams, and each would have three extremely good foreign players who were household names.