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I think the point is that it won't be some radical shift or easing in ability to maneuver. That's not unreasonable at all. There are some minor positives, but it's not like the shackles are lifted, Marotta is a figurehead to a separate business that owns Inter..

Atleast now we know that Oaktree have no intention to interfere with what was working very well for Inter. They're not going to do what Red Bird have done with Milan (sacking Maldini etc).
 

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Atleast now we know that Oaktree have no intention to interfere with what was working very well for Inter. They're not going to do what Red Bird have done with Milan (sacking Maldini etc).
Yeah that's kinda the big concern IMHO. They might still at the end of the first year, eg give it some time, but I feel confident they'll leave the ship that is sailing fairly smoothly, to its own
 

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Basically all renewals were under heavy scrutiny since late 2020 and we almost lost Brozovic on a free (Real Madrid offered him a deal and he rejected them) because of this delay.
To be honest I was thinking more in transfers (Bremer/Azpiliqueta?) than renewals.

While approval for wage increases was necessary, these were pending for a very long time - which makes me think it wasn't entirely Zhang's fault.

Timing of these renewals is also important, because club will be spending more starting a certain date. Sometimes directors wanted to wait until the last moment to engage in a higher expense (and they trusted Skriniar on his word). Perisic tried to teach them a lesson, but I think they simply did not want to renew Ivan.
Weren't there rumors he wanted to move on by 2027? I wonder if this changes his plans. But that's way into the future too so who knows
Marotta came back on this statement 2 weeks ago! Sharing this so everyone can chill:

Marotta had said he was going to retire after his contract with Inter expires in June 2027, but hinted that might not be the case.
“I will be 70 years old, but if things continue like this, it will be difficult for me to walk away. It’s a wonderful family and it’s tough not to continue.” - Don Beppe 2 weeks ago
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Marotta admits he didn’t expect to be named new Inter President so he is grateful to Oaktree, but insists he will need ‘support’ from the whole club and his closest collaborators.

On Tuesday, the American fund named a new board of directors and promoted Marotta, who had practically run the club since the COVID pandemic and following Suning’s financial issues.
It’s a great emotion. Being the president of such a big club in world football is thrilling and inspiring,” Marotta told reporters after Tuesday’s board of directors meeting.

“I am a President who loves his job, which I believe I know well. However, I am at a great club, so I’ll need support from everyone. Women and men who work internally, especially my colleagues Ausilio and Baccin, Antonello, and Zanetti.

“Our model is based on great human heritage, which is the starting point of every success and includes competence and motivation,” continued Marotta.

“As a president, I think about Giacinto Facchetti who has a similar profile as mine. Clearly, it’s no longer a time for presidents who make big investments, like Moratti, Frezzoli or Ernesto Pellegrini. Unfortunately, football has a different dimension today, but surely, these presidents have instilled in me the path to follow. Each one of them has a big value.

“I can’t forget about Steven Zhang. Despite being young, he gave a lot to this club. I’ve already thanked Oaktree for their trust. It was unexpected and I am grateful for this big opportunity.”
Here we go

Marotta’s first speech as Inter President​

Marotta had previously held his first speech as a president during the board of directors meeting, which was entirely reported by Inter’s official website.

“I would like to thank Oaktree for their decision to appoint me to the role of President of Inter. I am honored by the trust they have placed in me,” said Marotta.
“Since the day the new ownership was announced, Oaktree’s managers have been very present and open to dialogue. This is proof of how much the new ownership cares about the club’s development. In its first statements, Oaktree guaranteed the continuity of Inter’s management. I think that today we can recognize the new owners have followed up their words with a tangible and concrete fact. We also recognize that Oaktree has from the very beginning had great awareness about the historical legacy, tradition, and values of our club.
“Over the past few days, our meetings have been frequent, and it has been very clear to me that Oaktree’s vision aligns with the path that the Nerazzurri management has been on for some years now.

“Inter has in its DNA the pursuit of victory and, with great merit, again this year we have a very important success to celebrate. The Second Star Scudetto consigns to history a season that laid the foundation for the future on the field.
“Winning in football today, above all, means having financial sustainability. This is not the first time this meeting has heard me say this to you: it is a deep conviction I have had for a long time. There is no future victory without financial stability, and there is no stability without a balance in the medium term for Inter’s accounts. Oaktree and this management team are called to a very difficult task: it is the challenge to ensure that the Nerazzurri family can excel and maintain the leadership role we has won in Italy and to which we also aspire to have at the European level.
“From what I have said so far, you will understand why my first feeling upon being appointed Chairman is undoubtedly a sense of responsibility, accompanied, I confess, by a certain pride.

“The sense of responsibility, I would almost say the spirit of service, will guide me to give to Inter, the players, the fans, the shareholders and all the members of this Nerazzurri community, which five years ago welcomed me, all my energy and expertise to achieve the best possible results both off and on the field.
“Every day from 2019 to the present, I have witnessed the dedication, professionalism and self-sacrifice of the women and men who work for this club. I think, on such an important occasion, it is only right to mention them because we all know that nothing would be possible if we did not have a team of people in the shadows who dedicate their time at the cost of great personal sacrifice. Working in football, working at Inter, is a privilege for all of us who know that we represent tens of millions of fans around the world. It is a mission that must always be guided by a great sense of responsibility. Our journey continues with a very exciting new step that we will complete together, as we have always done.
“Before I pass the floor over to my traveling companion, Corporate CEO, Alessandro Antonello, allow me a very personal moment. I have been in love with football for as long as I can remember. I have been dedicated to this movement all my life, and football has rewarded me with a path that has been built step by step, brick by brick. Rising to the presidency of a club as prestigious as Inter generates an emotion that a young boy entering the Varese locker room at 17 years of age could never have imagined. This emotion, combined with the experience of nearly 50 years of soccer, I offer to this community!”
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Probably the best decision they could have made.
Imagine that, Marotta as president of Inter. I just have full trust in the way this club will be going with Marotta as president.
 

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Well deserved my boy. Well deserved. Keep rockin.

Man, that brings back memories all the way back to the beginning when I was so so happy when we brought him despite so many people having the oposite notion. I instantly knew what that meant for us. Ending this kindergarden we had till then and going back to what the world class club is all about - professionalism and acting like adults. And it was visible right from the start with that moron (icardi) saga. What a clown he was and his gold digging whore. Trying to squeze in whatever he could and using captain band as a shield for his shameless behavior.

It always amazed me at the time how many fans did not see it and could not stress their imagination and look into the future past 2-3 years and how much beneficial it will be on the long run, despite having some negative effects on the short run. It was all "Marotta is idiot and destroying the club" haha.

Happy to see now pretty much everybody is on his side now.

It's a serious business from that 2018. The longer, the better.

ps. Fuck off icardi and your 304. I'm sure you're happy with your choices in life.
 

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Well deserved my boy. Well deserved. Keep rockin.

Man, that brings back memories all the way back to the beginning when I was so so happy when we brought him despite so many people having the oposite notion. I instantly knew what that meant for us. Ending this kindergarden we had till then and going back to what the world class club is all about - professionalism and acting like adults. And it was visible right from the start with that moron (icardi) saga. What a clown he was and his gold digging whore. Trying to squeze in whatever he could and using captain band as a shield for his shameless behavior.

It always amazed me at the time how many fans did not see it and could not stress their imagination and look into the future past 2-3 years and how much beneficial it will be on the long run, despite having some negative effects on the short run. It was all "Marotta is idiot and destroying the club" haha.

Happy to see now pretty much everybody is on his side now.

It's a serious business from that 2018. The longer, the better.

ps. Fuck off icardi and your 304. I'm sure you're happy with your choices in life.
Jeez! Luka! Been so long 😂 Hope you’re doing good!? What a blast from the past.
 

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Our True President .. King Marotta
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Marotta gives character to the whole team.

Marotta is an og baller.

The funny thing is that as long as he is here I don't want a rich owner with unlimited funds.

I just want that we keep the core of the team, upgrade each year with a 1 or two starters, reinforce the bench.

Sell the Lukakus, the Onanas for big profit.

Get more Italians.

That's it.
 

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Remember when Eder was the only Inter player in Euro 2016 team? It's good to have 5 (6 if you count Acerbi) starting caliber player in the italian national team.
We only got Materazzi back in 06 too :yao:, but we are Inter man
 

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We only got Materazzi back in 06 too :yao:, but we are Inter man
Until the 80s we were joint top provider for NT, gap widened there and until 1996 we became 3rd behind Milan.
Now it's still quite similar, maybe we're lagging a bit behind.

We should have been closer to the top, if not top. This "we are non pro-Italian" bs because of the name needs to stop being a thing. It never was such thing. The irony is that the league allowed foreigners 3 months aftee our foundation and Milan signed several as well within the next months. Best mistake in Italian football.
 

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Until the 80s we were joint top provider for NT, gap widened there and until 1996 we became 3rd behind Milan.
Now it's still quite similar, maybe we're lagging a bit behind.

We should have been closer to the top, if not top. This "we are non pro-Italian" bs because of the name needs to stop being a thing. It never was such thing. The irony is that the league allowed foreigners 3 months aftee our foundation and Milan signed several as well within the next months. Best mistake in Italian football.
Thanks for the info. The way I see it is, we are not "anti-Italian" , but we are also not exactly Italian only, I don't think it is just a name (Inter), but truly football is for everyone including foreigners (in the Italian's perspective), even you said there was a change of the league 3 months after our foundation, it doesn't change our foundation.

Being a top provider for the NT is a cool thing, but even when we don't, it is not something to be ashamed of.
 

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Marotta is at Euro 2024 and here is a compilation of his most of recent interviews:


The Nerazzurri delegate was of asked about the performance of goalscorer Barella, who continues to impress for club and country alike.
“He is a player who has the humility of a workhorse, but also has special talent. As a player, he is modern and complete,” Marotta told journalists in Germany.

Marotta was also asked if Barella is capable of playing in the ‘Calhanoglu role
“Yes, he has all the qualities,” Marotta replied. ”Vision, support, he’s a very valuable player from a competitive point of view. With strong basic technique, he is an eclectic player.”

Marotta takes great pride in the fact that there is such a strong cohort of inter players at the heart of Luciano Spalletti’s national side. He even coined a new term for the Azzurri, dubbing them the ‘Inter-national’ side
“Italy is the heritage that must unite all the clubs, the fact that there is this hardcore of Inter fans, it’s become an ‘Inter-national team’. That fills us with great pride for all the work we have done and all the growth the boys have enjoyed.”

“I send my compliments to everyone, we are very proud that Inter can make a contribution.”

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Marotta first discussed Italy’s 2-1 win over Albania in their opening Euro 2024 game
“I went as a fan and as a director of Italian football and I was impressed by the atmosphere, the enthusiasm of the guys and the coach. I’m very optimistic for the future.

“We’re reigning champions and, as such, we are in the sights of our opponents. But it’s clear that this is a squad with human and technical foundations of great depth.”

He was asked about next year’s revamped Club World Cup
“The information we have isn’t very concrete. It’s clear that this Club World Cup, a source of pride for us and an important showcase at world level, represents a further overloading of the schedule, a serious problem in our football that’ll become even tougher next season.

“There’ll be more matches with the new Champions League format, to win the cup you may play as many as 17 matches, including the playoffs. The schedule is getting more and more compressed, it should be reviewed, and Serie A should be reduced to 18 teams.

“We must protect the work of our guys, the current workloads are no longer sustainable. The risk of injury is very high, and it also risks compromising the spectacle.

“To make it clear, in the 2022-23 season, Barella played 52 matches from mid-August to the beginning of June. In addition, too much supply can generate a negative effect, football could lose its attractiveness.”

Marotta gave his thoughts on the quality of the Italy squad, considering the relative lack of a standout star
“I think we have the right average age. As Buffon said, this is a team that’ll give us great satisfaction in a couple of years when they reach their peak maturity.

“The foundations are being laid so that this group can continue, with occasional additions, and can give us a lot of satisfaction.”

He spoke highly about Inter’s Davide Frattesi, who is part of that Azzurri squad
“Frattesi is another very good element, he’s a very modern player. He makes his competitive strength a feather in his cap, but he can adapt well tactically. Football is always looking for eclectic players. It’s the task of us directors to look for and find players who have these characteristics.”

Marotta discussed the increasing emergence of Saudi Arabian money in football and Oaktree’s mindset in charge of Inter
“Sport represents a great relevant heritage of our Italy, which must be protected. We’re no longer the Eldorado of football as we were in the early 1990s, today we represent transitional football. Our players are often attracted by big salaries, and it becomes difficult to keep them.

“Our ability should be to worthily replace them and not to create barriers by buying players recklessly. Of the 20 Serie A owners today, 10 are foreign, this means that our patronage model of the 60s and 70s is no more.

“We must take note of this, and indeed it’s a good thing that foreign capital is arriving, otherwise our football would be uncompetitive and at risk of default.

“From this point of view, it’s clear that these investors, as in the case of Oaktree, manifest a desire to always maintain consistency and stability in their management, but with transparency and great economic-financial rigidity.

“That seems fair to me. No to crazy spending, yes to increasing value of young players, this is the motto that must distinguish us.”

Marotta weighed in on the debate surrounding agent fees and commissions
“Absolutely, last season we almost reached a billion in commissions, a billion that goes outside the system and therefore does not provide for further investment.

“I understand that this profession has to exist, but we often see unclear situations. The actions of these professionals who are now part of our movement must be regulated.”

He was asked about the idea of seeing Inzaghi take over at the Italy job one day
“Inzaghi is very young and still has time to gain experience. This year he has made a remarkable leap forward, he’s a modern coach who combines professional and human qualities.

“Obviously, there is a lot of pressure on him, he is the technical manager of a worldwide club and as such he is expected to achieve certain results. I’m very happy and optimistic for his future, the hope is that he can stay with us for many years.”

Marotta spoke about Antonio Conte’s move to Napoli
“I hope that our league will be more and more attractive, when there are more teams competing for the Scudetto, coached by winning coaches. The hope is that we can enjoy it. Then it’s obvious that the hope is to see us become champions of Italy once again.”

He provided an update on Inter’s new stadium project
“The problem of stadiums in Italy is truly remarkable and heartfelt. Today we have great difficulties, because there is a bureaucratic slowness of authorisations that then leads to an almost flight of potential investors.

“We have stadiums that are almost 70 years old on average. The hope is that a definitive location can be found, we’re working on it. We have identified the Rozzano area, where the club have extended the exclusive contract with the company that owns the land until 2025.

“Then there is this proposal from the mayor to deliver a project for the redevelopment of the San Siro stadium. We’ll see, but right now it’s a bit early to say.”

Marotta confirmed that Lautaro Martinez’s new contract is almost fully finalised
“Virtually he has already signed it. We have to collect his signature and, as he is busy with his national team, it’s only a matter of a few days but there are no problems. We consider Lautaro’s renewal already secured.”

Finally, Marotta discussed Inter’s ambitions for the new season
“We must not set ourselves limits. We are Inter, we represent a historic club. We take great pride in our second Scudetto star, the goal to pursue is to always be competitive.”
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Marotta on Calhanoglu, Gudmundsson and Inter transfer plans​

The former general manager was promoted to the role of President when Suning lost control of the club to Oaktree for failing to repay a loan.

Despite that situation, Marotta assures Sky Sport Italia that there will be no fire sale at San Siro this summer.
“We survive by taking care of the balance sheet and have no need to sell. We acted early, thanks also to the work of Piero Ausilio and Dario Baccin. As you know, we already signed the contracts with Piotr Zielinski and Mehdi Taremi, so the team is competitive.
Now we need to finalise a new goalkeeper, then the team is ready to go. Obviously, we must always leave room for the unexpected, but I don’t think anything will happen.”

Zielinski and Taremi are both free agents, so arrive with no additional cost for the club that is trying to cut its record debts.

There were strong reports in Germany and Turkey that Bayern Munich had approached Calhanoglu, but he assured during EURO 2024 that he had no intention of leaving Inter.
“To be honest, we have not received any request, but we welcome Calhanoglu’s statement. We are proud that he has this great sense of belonging.”

Marotta also warns Inter are not going to enter the race for Genoa forward Albert Gudmundsson, despite being considered the favourites.
“We all know that Gudmundsson is a good player, but our attack is fine as it is. We are in negotiations for a goalkeeper.”
Translation: currently there is no space in the fowards department, so first we need to sell.
 

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Going into the season, which has more CL matches and club world cup, with only 2x quality forward + 3x garbage bin quality ones will likely be a massive failure tbh.

Imagine Lautaro getting injured and being forced to watch one of Taremi or Arnautovic start alot of games, yuck. Not even counting Correa for anything.
 
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