Marotta hopes Conte stays at Inter

Beppe Marotta hopes Antonio Conte stays at Inter and warns top European clubs are ‘struggling financially.’

The Inter director commented on the Nerazzurri’s title win.

“It’s a great satisfaction, this is an historic feat,” Marotta told Radio Anch’io lo Sport.

“The growth has been consistent since last season when we finished one point behind Juventus and reached the Europa League Final.

“This season, Conte has been able to inculcate those winning principles that are at the basis of success,” Marotta continued.

“We could reach 94 points, it’s an extraordinary result. The team mirrors the coach and we have no plan B.

“We have a plan A and I hope Conte stays with us to continue this cycle. There is a great rapport between him, the fans and the club.

“Conte is a winner and we haven’t had any problem this season, he always says what he thinks and this is a positive characteristic.”

The contract of the Italian tactician expires in June 2022, will he stay at Inter for one more season?

“We know we are facing a difficult moment, there is a contraction in revenues, and this affects the big clubs.

“The power on the market will be reduced. On the one hand, we will make a final balance at the end of the season. On the other hand, we have to think about certain costs and uncertain revenues.

“We’ll talk to Conte and listen to the owners, but there is optimism. It’s a particular moment, big clubs are struggling financially and we must find a new model.”

Is this the reason why had Inter decided to join the Super League?  

“It was born because the current model is not sustainable anymore. Everyone remembers the owners who used to cover financial losses, but this football is going towards a different business model.

“The Super League was born more out of concern given the current system. It was presented with the wrong timing, but we have to learn from all things.

“Football must be reshaped. Otherwise, it will go bankrupt.

“The owners are working for the good of Inter. The goal is to reach an agreement with a partner to bring the needed liquidity right now,” Marotta continued.

“There is great optimism, we can’t forget that they have invested almost €700m over the last few years. They deserve respect.”

Are Inter planning to sign a replacement for Samir Handanovic?

“He is our goalkeeper and captain, but we must look at the future in every department of the team,” Marotta concluded.

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