Inter will not change their name as part of the club’s upcoming rebrand, the Nerazzurri’s chief executive Alessandro Antonello has confirmed this afternoon.
A report in Gazzetta dello Sport caused consternation on social media this morning after it said Inter were due to change their official name from Football Club Internazionale Milano to Inter Milano.
The club are still expected to adopt a new stylistic and modern logo, using just the letters ‘I’ and ‘M’, similarly to how arch rivals Juventus ditched their badge for a ‘J’ in their 2017 rebrand.
However, in an interview with Italian news agency ANSA, Antonello has confirmed that the name of the club will not be getting changed.
“Inter will not change their name,” he explained.
“The club have been working for over a year on a marketing project, based on the historical values of Inter, which aims to bring together and involve the millions of fans and further strengthen the bond with the city of Milan.”
Inter boosted their Serie A title credentials last night with an impressive 2-0 win over Juventus in the Derby d’Italia.
Goals from Arturo Vidal and Nicolo Barella secured the victory for Antonio Conte’s side and helped the Nerazzurri open up a seven-point gap to their arch rivals in the table.