On 6 June 2016 Massimo Moratti sold Inter Milan to Suning and with this sale an important era for the Nerazzurri club ended. With the peak reached in 2010 with the conquest of the Triplete. There was on the bench Jos Mourinho, who just a few weeks ago returned to Italy to coach at Roma, a great rival in the Scudetto race at the time. Tricolor that Steven Zhang he conquered in the fifth year of his presidency. Despite the economic difficulties due to the pandemic and the now known restrictions of the Beijing government on investments in football.
For this reason, Inter must make ends meet (close the market in surplus that is close to 70 million euros and reduce the salary ceiling by about 15%) without losing sight of two objectives: to remain at high levels in Italy and to well in the Champions League. a great pride to have achieved this goal, 11 years after the last title, interrupting a streak of nine consecutive Juventus championships. It was one of our dreams when we took over Inter, the first words of Zhang in the interview given to The Gazzetta dello Sport. The future of the club Having said that, in recent months Inter seemed to be one step away from being sold: There have been many rumors and untrue speculations, but we could not deny them every day. The sale? Not true, there was no offer to buy the club. And on the other hand we were looking for something else. Our goal now is to find financial equilibrium by downsizing costs, otherwise new investors will never be found. If the loan of the Oaktree background to make the situation more peaceful? For our part, we always think in the medium-long term and we are always open to commercial or financial partners who can increase revenues and be synergistic with our project.
Conte leaves Inter: Antonio and those (almost always) stormy relations with his clubs
Not even the Scudetto brings peace
Meanwhile, the fans had to digest the farewell of Antonio Conte, who in two years led the Nerazzurri to win the Scudetto. The year before to a second place one point behind Juventus of Maurizio Sarri and at the Europa League final lost on August 21 against Sevilla in Cologne: From the first moment we took over Inter we thought that Conte would be the best coach for our project. Two years ago we finally managed to bring him to the Nerazzurri. I was and remain convinced that Conte is a winning coach: the reason that led us to invest so much in him and in the team in the last two years. Last summer the pandemic had hit our revenues considerably but we continued with him, focusing on the season convinced that we could win. The decision was right. But now the bill brought by the pandemic is such that we cannot fail to review the situation by looking for savings that lead to a future budget balance. We must necessarily reduce costs and control risks. This obviously also influences the transfer market strategies. I have a top coach, but as president I have to think about the solidity of the company.
Simone Inzaghi will be presented in July: He has quality and will work in harmony with us. He understood and embraced our project. On the Superlega, Zhang added: I think economic problems existed before, but the pandemic has accelerated them. There is a need to review the football system, have changes in technology, digitalization and increase the attractiveness of the football phenomenon for the new generations. We have to innovate, look to the future. You have to try. Obviously this must be done in agreement with Fifa and Uefa. There super lega it was just one example of these attempts to make. Does the Superalloy still exist? There are no projects that are not agreed with Fifa and Uefa. Finally on Lukaku: Romelu has a strong personality, a player that other teammates respect. Not just a great player, but a man with a great heart.
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