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Jokes aside i would be interested to see a poll in regard to the perceived influence Marotta has on the Lega/Serie A federation and hence the referees.

Me personally i think it has been a huge factor.
Not admitting that this year all the 50:50 decisions ( even 45:55) for that matter have been pro us it would not be fair. Especially from a fan base that has been accusing Juve for that for decades

No, we were accusing Juventus of getting whistles where the decision called for them should have been 0:100 against them...
 

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No, we were accusing Juventus of getting whistles where the decision called for them should have been 0:100 against them...
Completely unrelated, but I'm curious to hear your current take on Marotta. You used to argue that his Scudetto under Conte wasn't impressive due to the amount of money spent on the likes of Lukaku, Barella, Hakimi, etc. These past couple years he's had a signfiicantly smaller budget and had to make some key sales. He assembled the most dominant Italian team in a decade. Has your opinion on him changed?
 

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Completely unrelated, but I'm curious to hear your current take on Marotta. You used to argue that his Scudetto under Conte wasn't impressive due to the amount of money spent on the likes of Lukaku, Barella, Hakimi, etc. These past couple years he's had a signfiicantly smaller budget and had to make some key sales. He assembled the most dominant Italian team in a decade. Has your opinion on him changed?
My opinion on him was that he was always a strong director but people overrated him and it infuriated me because they pretended as if the gobbi weren't cheating for 10 years running after they moved to the new stadium (and couldn't clinch in their final year of cheating).

Marotta didn't win those Scudetti. Agnelli and FIGC did and the collapse of Inter and Milan helped a lot.

What Marotta did was build on that and helped create a strong team in Europe that reached the CL final twice.

At Inter what's been done is of course commendable but I still don't like his ways.

Inter has always been a "family" for players. There's a reason why Adani, a born and raised Milanista, had become and still is a token Inter fan after spending 2 years as a backup center back.

The club is beyond people and that's why this still happens a lot, but with the Chinese and Marotta we're losing this and treat them all like commodities.

I'm not against the guy, I'm just sometimes against his management style. It works to a large degree, but just like someone will complain that Darmian starts over Dumfries, I can complain that he's not extending the contracts of players that needed it (Brozovic earlier, De Vrij, Skriniar) and then pretends that it's all good.


He's part of the club and a very important piece, that's undeniable. But I'm not sure to the extent of the merit he's receiving. He's been bailed by Ausilio (who he wanted to sack), bailed by Simone Inzaghi (who he also considered sacking end of last season and bailed by Hakan and Lautaro who stepped up big time - we can give credit that they believed in them of course - but on a pragmatic level what we've seen from these two, without a proper backup, is just insane.

But sure, working with limited resources and so many people to deal with isn't easy and he's manning the ship to win another Scudetto and hopefully another deep CL run.
 

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If we win CL,.does Cuntrado will lift the trophy as well?
This will cause mental disorders to gobbi fans for sure 😀
 

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Ok, Back on topic - Don Beppe on Inter renewals, Inzaghi future & Oaktree loan
Marotta discussed the qualities and future of Inzaghi.
“He has a great quality of learning in the dynamics of an important team like Inter. Here there is much stronger pressure than at Lazio, he has forged a group of young boys and brought a playing system of winning and quality.

“The group have grown with him in self-esteem, even in Europe. We want to continue knowing that behind them there is a management that supports them from all points of view.”
Inzaghi renewal incoming after Scudetto #20?
The Inter CEO was asked about the various ongoing contract talks.
“These are issues that interest you more than us. There are no problems when the positions converge in continuing. This is the case with Lautaro Martinez, and it will certainly be the same with Inzaghi because Inter have grown and today he is a winning coach.
I guess contract renewals also interest @brehme1989 😅
“He made it to the nominations for best coach and coaches at Inter, who are a great club. We would like to stay, he has a contract until 2025 and there are the conditions for him to stay.”
Yepp, Inzaghi will be extended. Let's see how he can do against Conte

Marotta was asked which team were better – his Inter now or his classic Juventus.
“These are historically different moments. Football has changed, today Inzaghi plays a more manoeuvrable style of football. That Juve had very great players who had won many titles before and then again with Juve.
Manoeuvrable style 😁🤭
“These guys today are growing up, they are starting to have some starts. There is a lot to do but they are growing continuously. They are two beautiful realities in any case.”

He was also asked if he’d consider becoming the president of the Italian FA one day.
“No, I am tied to Inter until 2027 and I feel very well. In 2027 I will also be 70 years old and I could dedicate myself to sport, perhaps in the context of social issues and the growth of our young people who are still unable to carry out the activity according to the right standards.

“I would do it with great fun. A responsibility like that in the FA does not interest me, although I view the role of president with great respect.”
That sounds reassuring.

The Nerazzurri CEO reflected on the team’s elimination from the Champions League.

“It doesn’t change our future plans because the best summary is in the Curva Nord banner: ‘Proud of you’. We are proud and happy with the players, then in the studio your experts know that in the league the strongest win after 38 games.

“The Champions League is also linked to particular factors such as injuries, suspensions or draws. Look at Manchester City-Real Madrid in the quarterfinals and then Borussia Dortmund-Atletico Madrid.

“It’s not that whoever goes out in City-Real are poor. We went out on penalties, and it doesn’t diminish our value.”
After last year's finals, some were expecting to go beyond Atletico..

Finally, Marotta discussed the upcoming deadline of the Oaktree loan.
“It’s a question pertaining to the ownership, I won’t go into the merits. The ownership is present, and we don’t have any problems. We manage the team calmly and we are planning the future.

“I am sure that this issue will be addressed by the president as soon as possible, for the good and history of Inter, with respect for the fans.”
No worries, Steve is working on it 🧘🏼‍♂️
 

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Here is the most recent interview Don Beppe gave before the Empoli match

“Marotta: ‘Inter believe Acerbi, but it’s a bitter situation’​

Beppe Marotta calls the racism allegations against Francesco Acerbi ‘a bitter page for the world of football’, but he believes the defender who starts against Empoli.

The last couple of weeks have been very tense for the Nerazzurri, who were held 1-1 by Napoli, during which Juan Jesus accused Francesco Acerbi of racist comments.
“I wouldn’t talk about disappointing results so much as before the pace was extraordinary, so we dropped into ‘normality’ by being held by Napoli and going out of the Champions League to a great team like Atletico Madrid,” Marotta told DAZN.
Now we must continue this remarkable run of results and I am very confident, as the coach and players are fully concentrated on this match.”
Inzaghi renewal confirmed

Following an investigation, Acerbi was not punished due to insufficient evidence, but the controversy around that incident was an embarrassment for the club.
We stayed quiet and that was our decision. It was a bitter page for the world of football, no matter how you view or analyse it,” continued Marotta.
“We asked our player to tell us what happened on the pitch. He told us his truth, we have no doubts he was telling the truth, there is no other evidence of him making racist comments, so with the lawyer we backed him in the investigation.

“I must reiterate that Inter are always in favour of initiatives fighting any form of racism or discrimination. We support Juan Jesus in that, but there is a process that needs to be gone through and the verdict was delivered.
Acerbi is a great professional who has already experienced some very serious health problems in his life.”
Spot on

Juan Jesus clearly gave a very different version and Napoli were so angry at the verdict that they withdrew from any official Lega Serie A anti-racism initiatives, insisting on doing their own separately.
“I have not spoken to Juan Jesus. I spoke to my player, I accept what he told us and have no doubts believing his version. I am not a judge, so all I can do is follow the investigation, which saw no evidence of racist abuse“. The version given by Juan Jesus was different, we respect that too, but we are not judges and others in that position gave their verdict,” added the Inter chief.
“It is a bitter situation, no matter how you look at it. Acerbi, who is a mature player and sensitive person, naturally was affected by the situation. He was attacked from all sides and that inevitably creates tension, but he is also accustomed to facing life with great determination, he had terrible health problems, so is a man who will have the strength to get past this too.”
As always, excellent statement

Marotta was questioned on the transfer strategy for next season, which should already have free agents like Medhi Taremi and Piotr Zielinski.
“Piero Ausilio and Dario Baccin are already working on the operations we can perform in 2024-25. However, our focus is on keeping a core of the team, plus owners who might be far away physically, but are close to us morally, and we are able to work in the best way.”
We already have a couple of free signings in the bag
Reports continue to suggest Steven Zhang and Suning could lose control of Inter if they do not repay the loan to Oaktree in May, so will the club have a new owner next month?
“I don’t know, these are above my level. I often speak to Steven Zhang, he has the desire to keep going and the owners helped us achieve great results, so I feel we have every chance of keeping that going.”
Very diplomatic

 
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Didn’t Napoli post on twitter a picture of their best player with bananas or something crazy racist a few months ago?
 

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Here is the most recent interview Don Beppe gave before the Empoli match

Inzaghi renewal confirmed


Spot on



As always, excellent statement


We already have a couple of free signings in the bag

Very diplomatic

Honestly I am leaning more toward JJ's version while not completely ruling out that he misheard what Acerbi said. Having said that, even I would have given a similar statement if I was a club director. The club must approach the issue strictly from a legal perspective, and it has the obligation to protect its players' best interests once they are acquitted. This would be a standard position a club would take. And Napoli would have taken the same position if they were in our shoes, and vice versa. (They are both doing what they need to do.)
 

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Didn’t Napoli post on twitter a picture of their best player with bananas or something crazy racist a few months ago?
They published video with Oshimen's misses in one game, and some stupid song "I'm not a boy, I'm not a girl, I'm a coconut" or something like that.
 

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They published video with Oshimen's misses in one game, and some stupid song "I'm not a boy, I'm not a girl, I'm a coconut" or something like that.
It was on their tiktok account whose management was outsourced. The club, of course, should still take responsibility regardless. So they deleted and apologized to both the player and the fans.
 
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Beppe Marotta reveals he made Lazio ‘angry’ after poaching Simone Inzaghi, who has ‘proved himself to be a winning coach’ ahead of the Scudetto derby.
The Nerazzurri can get the Scudetto party started this evening with a victory, which would be an historic double blow to their arch-rivals, especially as this is a Milan ‘home’ fixture and so their fans are in the majority in the stadium.

“We have this historic objective and we are concentrated on achieving our 20th Scudetto,” Marotta told DAZN.

“If it were to arrive tonight, that would the cherry on the cake, but as the coach said, we are not obsessed with making it happen in the derby, but determined to have a good performance and get a great result.”

Marotta has experienced the Scudetto many times at Juventus first and now Inter, so does he get blasé about it?

“I am old now, but I’d never won a Scudetto in these circumstances, so yes it is emotional.”
🥲
This will be the first Serie A title as a coach for Inzaghi, who has put together plenty of silverware for Inter in the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana.

When Antonio Conte walked away after winning the title, how did he choose Inzaghi?

“It was a decision made by all of us. He was in the sights of many directors, having proved at Lazio that he was a young coach growing and improving.

“It was a night full of danger too, because Claudio Lotito got very angry. It’s natural that after many years a coach wants to change scenery and we have since cleared the air with Lotito.
🫱🏼
“Inzaghi has proved himself to be a winning coach, and that’s not to be taken for granted.”

He above all helped Inter reach the Champions League Final last season and always at least got to the Round of 16, which Conte never did.

This era has just begun, we want to get important results that are suited to the history of this club,” added Marotta.
✨🌟💫🌠
“I am thinking about the Champions League, but also the Club World Cup. Inter are back on the stage where they belong and we are proud of that.

“I’ll be honest, I did not expect my experience at Inter to be so wonderful and rich with success. From Conte to Inzaghi, we always had a very strong club behind us and created a model working group behind the scenes, which naturally helped the team.”
Marotta surprised by Inter?
 

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Speaking to Sport Mediaset via TMW, Marotta first discussed Inter’s winning cycle and their second Scudetto star.

“Ours is a model that has proven to be successful. It is made up of important values such as a sense of belonging and work culture. I also have very good collaborators like Ausilio and Baccin and we have brought important players available to a coach who has given them the right mentality.
“In sport, cycles end sooner or later, but in my opinion this one of ours is halfway there. There is still a lot to do.
“The regret is that we exited the Champions League like this, while we deserved the league, it was a fruit of the work culture and the sense of belonging of the hard core of the Italian players we have.”
Keep up the good work

He was asked if he plans to continue, considering his contract expires in 2027.

I’m available to Inter for as long as Inter want me. In 2027 I will be 70 years old, perhaps it will be right to pass the baton. But I feel young, I feel adrenaline filled, I still want to give the Inter fans something important.”

Marotta spoke about where Inter can improve.
“There are always improvements, also within the players themselves. There are players who have found little space and who in my opinion will find more and more over time. We must pursue the value of sustainability, with an eye on the sporting and financial aspects.
“However, this affects all the big clubs in Italy, our strength is to have courage. This year we have changed 12 by finding the right replacements, so let’s continue like this.”

He was asked if this was his best season in football.
“I’m not saying the most difficult one, because we were ahead for a long time. But it’s nice for the extraordinary achievement of the second star which coincided. There was a lot of pressure to manage, and we did it, also thanks to the players’ response. We want to enjoy it.”

Finally, Marotta was asked if he was the difference maker at Inter.
“No, football is characterized by precise rules. Just respect them, then the results come.”
Trust the process
 

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How many former votes is this guy going to receive when his days are over and we gotta decide if he's to be inducted to La Grande Inter?
 

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How many former votes is this guy going to receive when his days are over and we gotta decide if he's to be inducted to La Grande Inter?
Yes, I agree. Marotta is our true president.
 

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How many former votes is this guy going to receive when his days are over and we gotta decide if he's to be inducted to La Grande Inter?
He will receive a few without doubt, even if the Man is pure La Grande Inter material.
If someone 5 years ago when he came here, would have asked me if I would be happy with 2 scudetti, 2 coppas, 3 supecoppas, EL and CL final in the span of 5 years, I would have lost my shit.
I mean what a fuck do you want more, if we take into account the huuge elephant in the room? We have no money, we are fucking broke.
Let`s hope sooner or later the management issue will be solved. We are kinda safe till 2027 with Marotta here, but after that, we could be on a bumpy road.
 

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Beppe Marotta reveals he will soon sit down to discuss Simone Inzaghi’s contract extension and confirms two ‘unofficial’ signings, insisting that no player has asked to leave in the summer.

The Nerazzurri director spoke to reporters during an event organised by Il Foglio newspaper in Milan on Wednesday.

Inter have just become Serie A champions for the 20th time so journalists asked Marotta to explain the next steps and what fans should expect in the summer transfer window.
“We recognise the important role of the coach and part of the team. They have been backed by a solid club. You can’t win on the pitch when the club is not solid. A winning model emerged, and we are proud to represent it,” Marotta said, as quoted by FCInter1908.
We want to continue this evolutionary process, but we don’t want revolutions. Surely, Inzaghi is not under question. We’ll sit down to extend his contract following Zhang’s instructions,” continued Marotta.

“We’ll make no revolutions, but we’ll look at the sustainability target that must characterise all the winning models of Italian clubs and try to reach more objectives. Surely, there is room for improvement to ensure we can remain protagonists like in the last few years.”

Do Inter have players who will surely remain at the club next season?
“In football, there aren’t unsellable players,” Marotta replied.
Clubs are no longer in control; it all depends on them [players]. However, I can say that all our players have expressed the desire to continue with us because, don’t forget, we are Inter, one of the best teams in Europe. Which club could be better than this?”
Each player has its price
Inter have been in talks to renew with Lautaro Martinez and Nicolò Barella for some time. Should Inter fans expect announcements soon?
“I would say extensions more than renewals,” argued Marotta.
“We are in no rush. We will analyse the group of players with Ausilio and Baccin as we want to create a solid base with a strong sense of belonging.”

Recent reports have claimed that Inter will need to balance transfer income and expenditure in the summer transfer window but won’t need to sell any of their stars to balance the books, and Marotta appeared to confirm this.
“If we keep this group of players it’s already a lot,” he said.
“We’ll act in the best way as we’ve always done. Unofficially, we’ve already made two signings [Taremi and Zielinski], so we’ll work to improve a team that is already really strong.”
Keeping the core is coup de mercato
 
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