Inter Milan president Moratti confident Thohir right owner

Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti says the club is in good hands under the ownership of Erick Thohir. The Indonesian billionaire bought a 70 per cent stake in Inter last week.

Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti says the club is in good hands under the ownership of Erick Thohir.

The Indonesian billionaire bought a 70 per cent stake in Inter last week.

Moratti said: “Inter have a history and must continue with it, regardless of who is at the helm. We had negotiations with Chinese investors, who wanted to build the stadium, but there was a problem within their ranks and the matter was dropped.

“At the end the Indonesians stepped forward, who were very enthusiastic and with a notable market in their country that can be developed with the Inter brand.

“Being accustomed to a role of responsibility, it is difficult now to find other roles. These gentlemen think I will remain in the club to help them, as they live outside of Italy. They know this is an important step and are therefore treating the matter with delicacy, which is only right.

“When they approached us, I also remembered the affection and enthusiasm of the people when we went on tour in Indonesia. That helped them and us make this decision.

“I saw Thohir both at the business table and as a friend. He is a happy person, so puts you in a good mood. He is also ambitious, which is good for the club, and he works from morning till night.

“He has a great sense of friendship and works with these associates he has known for 25 years, both very interesting people. This group can give a great deal to Inter. They don’t want to be invasive, nor arrogant, as Thohir wants to understand the fans.

“He doesn’t have 50 years of Inter history behind him, but it doesn’t take long to feel like an Inter President with the suffering this club puts you through!”

 
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