Beppe Marotta will not respond to former colleague Pavel Nedved after the Juventus director claimed on Saturday he was ‘never really a Juventino’.
Marotta attended his first match since becoming Inter’s new chief executive officer yesterday as the Nerazzurri defeated Udinese at San Siro, with TV cameras showing him celebrate Mauro Icardi’s winner with Steven Zhang and Javier Zanetti.
Nedved spent eight years working alongside Marotta in Turin and was shown footage of the celebrations before Juventus’s match against Torino, provoking a thinly-veiled attack on the 61 year-old.
“Marotta is a true professional,” he told DAZN.
“It’s weird seeing him in another team now it’s official, but perhaps he was never really a Juventino.”
Gazzetta dello Sport reported today Marotta will not offer any official response to the comments, but said the footage was proof he had already settled into his new surroundings.
“Inter’s new managerial trio [Zanetti, Zhang and Marotta] were at their first outing together and it’s obviously unusual to see this new version of Marotta, but the TV footage shows there’s already a good rapport.
“Beppe was moving around the stands yesterday as if San Siro was his home.”